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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.
Sorry for your loss. Kay was a beautiful lady and will be missed by all. Prayers for all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
You are now in pease sleep well
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. ❤️
Prayers for family
I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you all.
Sharon, my condolences to you and your family at the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Melissa and I send our love and prayers to the Rudy Family. Aunt Kay will be missed dearly.
My deepest sympathies to the Rudy family. God's peace and comfort to you all.
Our sympathy to the Rudy family. Kay was such a beautiful lady.
So Sorry for Your Loss.
Rest at peace, free from pain, classmate and friend.
So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rudy family.
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.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kay was a "special" lady and a friend. She will be missed by many.
Rudy Family: I am so very sorry on the loss of your mother. In my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for the family's loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all.
Dear Family: We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you.🌹
My thoughts and prayers are with all the Rudy family. So sorry for your loss. May God bring comfort to all of you.
Steve, Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Deepest sympathy to all of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
Many thoughts and prayers to your family!
Just want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers!!
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.
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.
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.
We are sorry to learn of this. Kay enjoyed life and brightened the world of others where ever she was.
Scott, So sorry for the loss of your mom.
Thoughts and Prayers for All .....
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.
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.
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!
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
RIP Kay, classmate. May peace be with your friends and loved ones.
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
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.
Such a loss! Condolences to the family.
You're in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.
Scott we are so sorry to hear about your Mom....Sending prayers and hugs and keeping you all in our thoughts. ...
My sympathy to your family. God bless your family.
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!!
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 😓
A truly wonderful mother, friend and lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have the fondest memories of Kay.
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.
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.
Dear Rudy family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers for all of you.
Sorry for your loss. In your time of grieving our prayers are with you. May God comfort your family.
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
So sorry for the loss of your mom our thoughts will be with the family.
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.