Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

May 4, 2012

Kay Fitzjerrell

MT. VERNON — — Katherine “Kay” B. Fitzgerrell, 101, of Mt. Vernon, died 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Friday, April 28, 1911, in Marion, the daughter of William F. and Kate (Newton) Morris. She was married to F. Warren Rutherford, Louis R. Fitzgerrell and Arthur S. Bruegman, all of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Margaret Fitzgerrell of Ina; two grandchildren, Brad Fitzgerrell and wife JoAnn of Ina and Pamela Kerley and husband Marvin of Benton; two great-grandchildren, Whitney Fitzgerrell of Ina and Tyler Kerley of Benton; a niece, Marian Flavin of Ballwin, Mo.; a dear friend, Betty Glover of Mt. Vernon; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a sister, Doris; a son, David Fitzgerrell; and two grandchildren, Vicki and Jon Scott Fitzgerrell.

Kay was a retired nurse and guidance counselor at Mt. Vernon Township High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the White Shrine of Jerusalem Post 66. Her other affiliations included Mt. Vernon Federated Women’s Club, Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, Jefferson County Historical Society, Jefferson County Teachers Association, State of Illinois Retired Teachers Association, the National Retired Teachers Association and AARP.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Bud Storey officiating. Interment will be at Kirk Cemetery in Ina.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

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