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Kay Rudy

Aug 9th, 1937 - Jul 11th, 2017

Visitation:  ​10 a.m. until 12 Noon Friday, July 14, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

​A private graveside service and interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery



   Kay O. Rudy, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 11, 2017, at her home in Flora.

   Kay was born August 9, 1937, in El Dorado, Arkansas, the daughter of Joseph and Willie B. (Morgan) Ober.  She married Richard Kent Rudy on September 9, 1956, in Louisville, and together they shared 53 years of marriage.  Richard preceded her in death on the same day as Kay, 7 years prior, July 11, 2010.  She was a member of Flora First United Methodist Church and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi.  Following Richard’s death, Kay assumed duties as president of JW Rudy and R&B Corporation. She enjoyed the winters spent in Florida, traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and working outside in the flowers.

   Kay is survived by her children: Sharon Fry of Fairfield, Steve Rudy (wife Ginny) of Flora, David Rudy (wife Marsha) of Flora, and Scott Rudy of Flora; daughter-in-law: Tammy Rudy of Noble; brother: Mike Ober (wife Martha) of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law: Beverly Zimmerman of Mount Dora, FL; 10 grandchildren: Emily (Lynn) VanWinkle, Sara (Ben) Wochner, Kristen Rudy, Lauren (Zach) Buchanan, Nick Rudy, Clayton Plumlee, Bryan (Jennifer) Rudy, Mallory (Nathan) Loker, Brianna (Chris) Weir, and Alison Rudy;  14 great-grandchildren: Carlie, Grace, Genevieve, Wesley, Kate, Sophia, Vera, Ellarie, Aria, Dominic, Dylan, Brady, Camryn and Ezra; along with many nieces and nephews, and her beloved Yorkie, Cassie.  A special thanks to caregiver, Heather Hower.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Jeffrey; 2 brothers: Stephen and Billy J. Ober; brother-in-law: Edward “Zip” Zimmerman; and son-in-law: Dennis Fry.

   A visitation for Kay Rudy will be Friday, July 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. A private graveside service and interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be given to HSHS Hospice of Southern Illinois, Flora First United Methodist Church, and Clay County Food Pantry and these will be accepted at the funeral home.


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Mike and Sharon Gray

July 11th

Sorry for your loss. Kay was a beautiful lady and will be missed by all. Prayers for all the family.

Maureen Wineland

July 12th

Charlie & Patty Peters

July 12th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda chadwell

July 12th

You are now in pease sleep well

Lisa Ober Lewis

July 12th

I'm so sad to hear about the death of my Aunt Kay. I have the best memories of her and Uncle Rudy and my cousins, JW, Sharon, Steve, David and Scott. My cousins were my first friends and I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I loved her dearly and I've always known she loved me back. I wish we didn't live so far away. I would really like to be there to say goodbye. I love you Aunt Kay. You were a light in my life. See you on the other side. ❤️💔 I also want to give my condolences to my Dad, Mike Ober. I love you Dad and I know how much you loved your sister. ❤️

Vivian Blackford

July 12th

Prayers for family

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

July 12th

I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you all.

Debbie (King) Casell

July 12th

Sharon, my condolences to you and your family at the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brad and Melissa Ober

July 12th

Melissa and I send our love and prayers to the Rudy Family. Aunt Kay will be missed dearly.

Gina Douthit

July 12th

My deepest sympathies to the Rudy family. God's peace and comfort to you all.

Henry and Barbara Gill

July 12th

Our sympathy to the Rudy family. Kay was such a beautiful lady.

Robin and Sharla Todd

July 12th

So Sorry for Your Loss.

Bud Lents

July 12th

Rest at peace, free from pain, classmate and friend.

The Holloway family

July 12th

So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rudy family.

Vickie Sachau

July 12th

The deepest sympathy to all of the family. She was a dear lady and also so friendly. Prayers also to all of you that GOD will give your strength during this difficult time.

Becky Stocke

July 12th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kay was a "special" lady and a friend. She will be missed by many.

Sammie Wickiser

July 12th

Rudy Family: I am so very sorry on the loss of your mother. In my thoughts and prayers.

Rob, Ange & Amber McKnight

July 12th

So sorry for the family's loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all.

Don and Judy Oakes

July 12th

Dear Family: We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you.🌹

Peggy Coble

July 12th

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Rudy family. So sorry for your loss. May God bring comfort to all of you.

Best sealing

July 12th

Steve, Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kay Fritch

July 13th

Deepest sympathy to all of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Meryl Woods Jr

July 13th

So sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Kelli Peters

July 12th

Many thoughts and prayers to your family!

Kent and Debbie Jones

July 13th

Just want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Doug & Debbie (Showalters) Slover

July 12th

Our sincere sympathies to the entire Rudy family. Kay was a beautiful lady inside and out, she will forever be remembered, as with Richard. Hugs and prayers.

Kevin Dawkins

July 12th

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful woman. God bless you guys as you go thru the next several days.

Wayne & Sue Hurliman

July 12th

Our condolences to the Rudy family. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Kay was a good neighbor and we remember enjoying breakfasts at their cabin when our children were young.

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 12th

We are sorry to learn of this. Kay enjoyed life and brightened the world of others where ever she was.

Julie Adams

July 12th

Scott, So sorry for the loss of your mom.

Peggy Nichols

July 12th

Thoughts and Prayers for All .....

Bill and Sandi Gross

July 12th

What an honor to say we knew Kay Rudy, she was a wonderful lady who had grace and style, but most of all she was a great mother who took care of her family and her love for her church family. Sharon, Steve & Ginny, David & Marsha, Scott..... our condolence to everyone.

Terri Glaspy Evans

July 12th

Condolences to your family. Kay was always so kind and had a smile on her face everytime I saw her. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Mary Walker

July 12th

Kay I thank you again for all of our talks, advice and laughs. I will miss you. You are once again at peace. Dance and laugh lots with Mr Rudy. Hugs and prayers that your family and all of us who cared for you will find peace too!

Rick and Jean Porter

July 12th

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

A. Mike McDannel

July 12th

RIP Kay, classmate. May peace be with your friends and loved ones.

Connie Schlabach

July 13th

Steve and Ginny, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, Steve. I hope you find peace in the fact that she is once again with your dad. Love to you both-Connie Schlabach

barb and gene eckelberry

July 13th

david, im so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you have to go through this. love you man.

Brad Uebinger

July 13th

Such a loss! Condolences to the family.

Jean McDaniel and family

July 12th

You're in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.

Steve and Misty ( Wiegel ) Wheeler

July 12th

Scott we are so sorry to hear about your Mom....Sending prayers and hugs and keeping you all in our thoughts. ...

Brenda Burgess Horner

July 12th

My sympathy to your family. God bless your family.

Carl and Brenda Kittle Bandy

July 13th

So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you, and comfort you at this time. Love to you all!!

Ray Baril

July 12th

To all you rudies, Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother She is a special lady just because she is your mother and I know that you all will miss her Just remember the good memories you have 😓

Brenda Hohlbauch Ragan

July 12th

Chris (Jackson) Barnes

July 12th

A truly wonderful mother, friend and lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have the fondest memories of Kay.

Dale & Shelby Weidner

July 13th

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this heartbreaking time. We wish we could gather the right words to make your pain less and offer you some comfort. Kay was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all of us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to your family.

Karen Wolfe Haram

July 13th

I'm so sorry to hear of Kay's death. I didn't know her well but I remember my mother, Gertrude Wolfe, always spoke so highly of Kay and thought so much of her. Sympathy to family and friends.

Dan & Dodie Payne

July 18th

Dear Rudy family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers for all of you.

Denise&Russell Anderson

July 19th

Sorry for your loss. In your time of grieving our prayers are with you. May God comfort your family.

Diane Becker

July 14th

David and all the Rudy family and all the Obers so sorry to hear about Kay she was a wonderful person inside and out she never forgot who you were I was glad I got a chance to visit with her when she was in the Hospital in the same room with Wayne's Mom she was glad to see a face she hadn't seen in a long time she was telling me all about the kids and the Ober family I got such a joy hearing about all of them haven't seen them sence they left Flora I sure enjoyed the ober kids babysitting them was so much fun you are all special people and I have such fond memories of you all my prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time

Willie and Dana Johnson

July 14th

So sorry for the loss of your mom our thoughts will be with the family.

Joe and Pam Harrell

July 26th

To the Rudy family, we send condolences during this very difficult time. Prayers for strength and comfort during this sad time. God bless you all.



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Kaaren & Maurice.
Dick and Sharon Tolliver
Don and Judy OAKES
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Jim McGehee
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Tony and Janice Randall
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Wayne & Sue Hurliman
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John and Jene' Brentlinger
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