Catherine "Kay" Lake

  • Born: September 1, 1925
  • Died: August 23, 2015
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel. (317) 848-2929

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Catherine by adding your memories and photos.

Catherine "Kay" Lake, 89, Carmel, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015. She was born September 1, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Welch) Karvatt. She married Lelyn Deane Lake, who preceded her in passing in 1967.

Kay was a graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacy and retired in 1991 as a hospital pharmacist from St. Vincent Hospital. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and Delta Gamma Sorority at Purdue University.

She is survived by her five children, Mike Lake, Cindy (David) Leverenz, Bill (Kathy) Lake, John Lake, and Carol Fiddler; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and a sister, Pat (Jack) Murphy. She was preceded in passing a grandson.

Services will be at 11:30 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral center. Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be made by visiting


Condolence & Memory Journal

To my cousins. I was so saddened to learn of Aunt Kay's passing. Looked at all the pictures and watched the video. So many memories and family stories from long ago. My condolences to you and your families. You are all in my prayers. Cousin Laura.

Posted by Laura Sierra - Ingleside, IL - Cousin   August 26, 2015

To John Lake and his loved ones. Moms are hard to give up. But my faith tells me that in the twinkle of an eye your mom passed from this life into Live Everlasting and into His Presence. We may have to give up our moms being here with us on Earth, but we don't have to give up the good memories and their legacy they instilled with in us. Please give yourself some time just to sit and reflect. Take one day at a time. Hugs to you in the meantime. Judy Greeson, Indy500 friend

Posted by Judy Greeson - Clinton, TN - Indy 500 friend   August 26, 2015

Dear Family,

Our entire family was saddened to hear of the death of your mother.

We knew from Cindy's Christmas letters that Kay was having difficulties and she was very fortunate that she had a loving family close by.

We're sorry that we cannot attend the funeral, but we send our best to all the family.

With sympathy,
The Jim Lake family

Posted by Jim & Harriet Lake, Laura, Barbara and Robert    August 26, 2015

We love you Grandma Kay! You will be missed but we will see each other again one day.

Posted by Loli & Alexa Leverenz - Tampa, FL - grand daughter   August 25, 2015

Dear Lake Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers    August 25, 2015

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