Last updated 3/31/2021 at 4:51pm
On Feb. 11, Kathryn (Kay) Speckman died of cancer. She was one of my “poet” friends and I already miss her. She and I shared many experiences in graduate schools, creative writing workshops and in classes teaching English literature.
However, it was Kay’s loving kindness that I remember the most. She and her husband, Rev. Ernie Speckman, a retired Disciple of Christ minister, opened their home to their friends, offering them food and fellowship. In addition, both Kay and Ernie served our community selflessly.
Kay’s gift was her creativity. Not only was she the maker of beautiful p...