Kevin Wayne O’Mailia, son of Mary Ann Wood and William Gene O’Mailia, was born February 17, 1969 in Denver, Colorado. Kevin moved with his family to Mount Ayr, Iowa when he was in the sixth grade. Kevin graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1987. He went on to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa and was currently enrolled in Kaplan University working towards an associate degree in I.T.
On March 22, 1997, he was united in marriage to Kimberly Ann Gregg in Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Kevin built fences for 12 years with his dad, Bob Pottorff, and had worked at G & I Feed while living in Mount Ayr. In 2003, Kevin and Kim moved to Story City, Iowa from Diagonal and had lived in West Des Moines before moving to Waukee, Iowa.
Kevin was a wonderful caring dad who loved and cherished his time of being a stay-at-home dad. He taught them many things, one of which included fishing. Kevin was a Mr. Fix-it who rose to the challenge of fixing anything. He was an artist and his talent will be cherished by many. Kevin was a sensitive man who was not afraid to show his emotions and display his love.
Kevin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1997 while attending a revival in Ridgeway, Missouri led by Kim’s grandpa, Calvin Gregg. They would become members of the Mount Ayr Assembly of God while living in Mount Ayr.
Kevin passed away on July 23, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, William O’Mailia; brother, Bobby Ray Pottorff; grandfather, Donald Wood; grandmother, Fern Gregg and grandfather, Willie Shinkle.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Kimberly and their three children, MaKayla Ann, Hali Lynn and Trystin Wayne, all of Waukee, Iowa; parents, Mary Ann and Bob Pottorff of Mount Ayr, Iowa; grandmother, Pauline Wood of Mount Ayr, Iowa; parents-in-law, Ronnie and Joyce Gregg of Mount Ayr, Iowa; grandfather-in-law, Calvin Gregg and grandmother-in-law, Faith Shinkle, both of Mount Ayr, Iowa; siblings, Mike O’Mailia of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, LeAnne (Pat) Walsh of Cherokee, Iowa, Shawn (Katie) O’Mailia of Montgomery, Alabama, Tilena Meek of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Randy (Angie) Pottorff of Des Moines, Iowa; sister-in-law, Amy (Dustin) Jackson of Eveleth, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Mark (Radonda) Gregg of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr with Rev. Chris Conklin and Rev. Doug Rohrer officiating.
Casket bearers were Bryan Dorr, Ben Dorr, Kelly Klommhaus, Jon Binning, Phillip Luft, BayLee Stull and Aaron Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike O’Mailia, Shawn O’Mailia, Pat Walsh, John Walsh, Randy Pottorff, Dustin Jackson, Mark Gregg, Tom Bradley, Brent Wurster, Damion Bogan and Kory Klommhaus.
Kevin was laid to rest in the Marshalltown Cemetery, Benton, Iowa.
A memorial fund has been established for his children. Arrangements were made by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.