Jay M. Kitt, 83

Posted on June 21, 2013

Jay M. Kitt, 83, of Andrews, passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at his residence.
Jay attended Andrews High School. He was hired as a locomotive engineer with the Wabash Railroad and retired from Norfolk Southern after 42 years. He had also qualified as a steam engineer on the Wabash Railroad.
He was a local chairman of the B.L.E. Union. He was an assistant Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He was a member of Andrews United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren on the farm.
Jay was born on Jan. 5, 1930, in Huntington County, a son of Esser M. and Mabel (Schenkel) Kitt. He was united in marriage to Norma I. Krile on April 6, 1947, at Andrews United Methodist Church. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include two sons: Kyle (Brenda) Kitt of Andrews and Tyler (Brittany) Kitt of Bluffton; a daughter, Renee (Mike) Chenault of Roann; a brother, Edgar (Mila) Kitt of Henderson, Nev.; 13 grandchildren, Jason Kitt, Brandon Kitt, Danielle Miller, Heather Chenault, Patrice Chenault, Michael Chenault, Jay Rhoads, Jonathan Rhoads, Jordan Rhoads, Ethan Kitt, Eli Kitt, Evan Kitt and Elayna Kitt; and nine great-grandchildren, Gage Miller, Alia Miller, Madalyn Kitt, Reid Kitt, Turner Stephens, Stella Stephens, Mosby Stephens, Declan Chenault and Landon Chenault.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Michelle Ann Rhoads; and a sister, Alice Clouser.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, with calling one hour prior to the service with Pastor Andrew Hawk officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington.
Burial will be at Mississinewa Cemetery on State Road 13 in Somerset, Ind.
Memorial donations may be made out to Andrews United Methodist Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.
To sign Mr. Kitt’s online guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com

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