|Katherine Lavonne Lane Ainsworth
Published in The Capital Gazette on Apr. 17, 2018
Katherine Lavonne Ainsworht
Katherine "Kay" Lavonne Ainsworth (née Lane), 71, of Annapolis,
MD passed away on April 12, 2018 at her son's home in Naples,
Born on March 20, 1947 in Washington, DC, Kay was the third
child of the late Daniel and Katherine Lane. She graduated from
St. Patrick's Academy (1965) in Washington and went on to
have a long Federal Government career, working at the Board for
In her youth, Kay spent all her summers on the Mayo Peninsula (Beverly Beach) where she
was an avid swimmer and water skier. While living in Annapolis, Naples, FL and Clarkesville,
GA, she was very active in her local Baptist churches, teaching children's bible study and
contributing to numerous ministry projects and fellowship groups. Kay was especially loved by
her church-family at Riva Trace Baptist Church in Edgewater, MD. She will be remembered
for her strong faith, kindness and willingness to help others.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband, John who died in 2012; sister, Jean Jones and
brother, Daniel "Buddy" Lane.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Burke and his fiancée, Tiffany Sailsbury; her sister-in-law,
Paulette Lane; several nieces and nephews and many other loving relatives and dear friends.
Friends are invited to celebrate Kay's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on
Thursday, April 19 at the Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater.
Kay's funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, April 20 at Riva Trace Baptist Church,
475 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035.
Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kay's name to the American Heart Association or
to Riva Trace Baptist Church.
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037