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Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora
Visitation: 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.
Interment: St. Stephen Cemetery, Flora
Kathryn Ann ‘Kitty’ Erwin Dunnigan, age 83, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, March 11, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
She was born October 11, 1935, in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late William and Lydia Jeneski. She married Bernard A. Dunnigan.
Kitty worked at Sparton Manufacturing for 38 years. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers and plants, and she also spent many hours cooking and sewing. Having her whole family together at the house for special occasions, especially gatherings for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas brought much joy to Kitty, and has left special lasting memories for everyone. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and had been part of the Altar Society.
She is survived by her husband: Bernard Dunnigan of Flora; 4 children: Debbie (Danny) Greenwood of Flora, Robert R. Jackson Jr. of Marble Falls, TX, Cheryl Jackson of Xenia, and Christine (Tom) McAllister of Flora; grandchildren: Shawn (Troy) Kirby, Jeff (Michelle) Higgason, Susan (Chad) King, Angela (Nate) Bible, Robert Richards, Taylor Garay, Skyler Jackson, Mandy Foreman, Kirby Joe Foreman, Brandi McAllister, Derek (Joy) McAllister, and Ryan McAllister; great-grandchildren: Lyndi (Dusty) Thompson, Logan Greenwood, Madison Ann Kirby, Vincent King, Ivan (Jada) Patrick, Oakleigh Patrick, Cameron Richards, Makenna Richards, Carson Richards, Robert Richards, Sawyer Richards, Ariel Garay, Maverick Foreman, Michel Foreman, Mykayla (Derek) Malawy, Liam Dulaney, Nolan Dulaney, Lane McAllister, Lennon Higgason, and Maggie Higgason; great-great-grandchildren: Jocelyn and Sterling Thompson; 2 sisters: Ann Filice of Gilroy, CA, and Loretta Byerly of Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents: William Jeneski and Lydia Dickerson; siblings: Ed Jeneski, Blanche Bondarchuk, and Adelle Punda.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora. Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Chris and family I am so sorry about your Mother. Her and my Dad worked together for years at Spartons. May God be with you all at this hard time.
Kitty was a lovely lady. God has welcomed a jewel into His home.
Worked with Kitty at Sparton. She was a very pretty nice lady. Condolences to her family.
Cheryl sorry to hear about your mom I know you will all miss her Praying for the family.
We are so sorry to hear of Kitty"s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
I worked with and was trained by Kitty in the shopping department. We became friends and I always enjoyed talking with her when we would meet while at Wal-Mart or the grocery store. RIP Kitty
None of this feels real. I love and miss you Grandma.
Praying for comfort in your time of loss. I know she was loved by many. She will be missed. Hold on to the memories, they will help you through the hard times ahead.
I have no words to adequately express my condolences to my sisters, brother, and many nieces and nephews. May you all find peace in this difficult time.
Debbie, I'am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have fond memories of her. You and your family are in my prayers.
Sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Kitty will be missed. She was a lovely lady.
Debbie, your classmates from near and far send their condolences at the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady. Spent lots of time mushrooming with her. Prayers for all the family.
Will miss you, Kitty.
Our condolences from all of us at Capitol Aggregates
So sorry for your loss I know how much you will miss her.
My condolences to Kitty’s family. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. I worked with Kitty at Sparton in the shipping dept. Enjoyed talking to her & listening hear her tell about her kids & grandchildren & some good jokes. She was indeed a very SPECIAL LADY. R.I.P. 🌹🌹🙏⛪️
Bob & Family: I am sorry for you loss. You and your loved ones will be in my thoughts & prayers. We all need help at times like this, I am here for you. Hugs!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing. Condolences to her family and her husband, Ben. They were such a great couple.
Fly High Mommy, I miss you so much and I Love You with all my heart!! We will meet again!! I hope Heaven is a beautiful place.. I Love You Mom!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time Kitty was a beautiful lady and will certainly be missed.
May God watch over this family. Your mother/grandmother was a beautiful lady
Sorry for your loss Bob and family, sending prayers for y'all.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this Heart Felt and Life Changing moment. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts.
It is with a heavy heart that we send our deepest sympathy to your family. Bob has a special place in our hearts and we are grieving right alongside of him. We hope that your family can find peace in the fact that Kitty is no longer suffering but has been transformed anew. With Sympathy, Albert, Caren, Burk, Wyatt and Levi
So sorry for your loss Benny, Debbie, Bob, Cheryl, and Chris and the rest of the family. She was a nice lady. Have not seen any of you kids for a long time, but still remember you all !! God Bless you all thru this time !!
My condolences to the family. Bob talked about how much he loved you and how much kitty loved her family. We will pry for comfort for the family
Benny, our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your wife Kitty.
Dear Benny, May God's loving comfort ease the pain of your loss. Kitty was a lovely person and will be missed by all who knew her. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
You are deeply loved and will be truly missed. Love your Great Great grandkids ❤💛💙💜
So sorry for your loss! I think my Mother Mildred Dunnigan worked with her at Spartons.
MANY, MANY FOND MEMORIES WITH SPARTON AND KITTY
We are so sorry fohyour loss. Prayers for all
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and husband Benny!
Bob and family...so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.