Billie Kay Terwiske, 69, Ireland

Billie Kay Terwiske, 69, of Ireland, died Friday, May 6, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Washington May 30, 1952, to William and Emily (Lindley) Lee. She married Bruce Terwiske March 22, 1986, at United Methodist Church in Huntingburg.

Kay was a 1970 graduate of Shoals High School and was crowned Miss Martin County July 23, 1968. She was a sales representative for Stens Corporation for over 20 years and was a sales consultant and director for Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. for over 40 years, where she earned several awards within the organization including a pink car driver. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, CHRP, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and the Loogootee-Shoals Chapter of Tri Kappa. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Terwiske; one son, Bryant Trambaugh and wife Amy, Loogootee; three grandchildren, Kayla Wurst and husband Chad and Carson and Coen Trambaugh; one great-granddaughter Wurst on the way; two sisters, Diana Key, Bedford, and Shelley Allbright and husband Ron, French Lick; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emily Lee.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at

A Mass of  Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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