Kay was born in Seoul, Korea, and came to America on July 7, 1959.
She attended Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md., graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in music, majoring in piano. She taught briefly in the public schools of Carroll County, Md., but spent years teaching private piano lessons in Frederick County, Md.
In addition to her work with music, she worked 17 years in the bookkeeping/auditing department of Sears in Frederick.
During her retirement years in Deltaville, she worked at the Christ Church School Post Office.
Kay was a devoted wife and mother, willing to make any sacrifice to help her family. She became a gourmet cook, and was famous for her homemade egg rolls, which she generously gave to friends and relatives.
Kay enjoyed music, art and drama, and loved to eat out. She loved antiques and going to auctions and tag sales.
The highlights of her life were coming to America, graduating from college, getting married, becoming a U.S. citizen, and having children and grandchildren.
Kay is survived by her husband, Ed Arrington of Deltaville; her daughter and family, Kim and Dave Osmond and their children, Andrew, Justin and Cameron; a daughter-in-law, Tomara Arrington, and children, Kade and Olivia; a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Diffendal; and cousins, Joe and June Lee.
She was preceded in death by her son, Scott Arrington.
A funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, Md. Interment will be at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gist, Md.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.haightfuneralhome.com.