Mt. Vernon Register-News

November 27, 2012

Mimi Kmetz


MT. VERNON — — Marilyn Anita “Mimi” Kmetz, 88, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Saturday, March 1, 1924, in Evans City, Pa., daughter of Charles Leland Spence and Frances Beulah (Ifft) Spence. She married Haldon Wayne Bliler in Illiopolis in 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1970. She married George John Kmetz in Illiopolis in 1980, and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Mimi attained her Bachelors of Science degree from Millikin University in Decatur in 1946 and was a member of Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Alpha lota sororities. She was a music teacher at Illiopolis High School for 13 years, a member of First United Methodist Church, the Greentree Assisted Living Community and the Old Goshen Trail Chapter, all of Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by son, Edmund Bliler of Illiopolis; daughter, Susan Wurth and husband Gordan of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Andrew Zaruba of St. Louis, Eric Wurth of Westfield, Ind., Matthew Zaruba of Dallas and Emily Wurth of Springfield; and sister, Ellen Reik of Emerson, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; daughter, Kathlyn Boemler; brother, John Spence; and sisters, Francis Stewart and Nathalie Beatty.

Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Victor Long officiating. Graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday at Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound.

Visitation will be from 4 until the time of service at 6 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church 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 for further information and to send condolences.