Memorials Are Suggested: Keya Kay Foss, age 59 (1954-2013)

Keya Kay Foss, 59, of Holdrege, died Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born March 1st, 1954, in Riverside, California, the only child of Harley “Fuzz” and Linnea May (Nelson) Kennedy. She was baptized on the day of her Confirmation on April 7th, 1968. Keya received her education in Cozad, Nebraska, graduating from Cozad High School with the class of 1972.

Following her education, she was united in marriage to Rodney McCance and to this union one daughter, Charmin was born. The family made their home in Cozad, where Keya focused on being a homemaker. Later in years she was employed in the restaurant and entertainment industry throughout several states as she experienced life and met many diverse people. On February 25th, 1989, she was united in marriage to Norman Kent Foss. They continued to travel, providing music entertainment throughout the Mid-West until settling in Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman in 1999. Keya returned to Holdrege to be with her family, where she resided until her passing.

She was a member of the Westmark Evangelical Free Church, north of Loomis and also attended the North Park Assembly of God Church in Holdrege for the past several years when it became difficult for her to travel.

Besides her love for music, Keya loved to write poetry and reading her Bible was very important to her.

Besides her parents and her two husbands; Keya was preceded in death by her aunt, Harriet Nelson; cousins: Renee Hillman, Roger Rehnberg and Mike Nelson.

Keya leaves to mourn in her passing; her daughter, Charmin Brooks and her husband, Shawn of Cozad; four grandchildren: Chasity McCance and her fiancé, Chase Albrecht, Forest Toledano and James Brooks and Kyle Brooks, all of Cozad; one aunt, Grace Rehnberg of Holdrege, Nebraska; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation as the family is honoring her wish for cremation.

Celebration of Life Service for Keya will be conducted at the Westmark Evangelical Free Church north of Loomis, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 27th, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established in Keya’s memory and kindly suggested to the family.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the family at

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.


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