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Katheryn E. “Kay” Adams

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

BYRON – Katheryn E. “Kay” Adams, 92, longtime resident of Byron, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at home. Born May 23, 1920 in Scranton, Iowa, the daughter of Will and Nellie (Horan) Duff. She was a 1937 graduate of Scranton High School.

Married to Frederick Adams September 11, 1945 in Scranton; he died June 12, 1987.

Kay was employed for over 20 years at First National Bank & Trust in Rockford and then at Stillman Valley National Bank in Stillman Valley. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Byron and it’s Ladies Guild and in 1996 she was the Church’s Woman of the Year for her outstanding Christian services.

She was also a board member and volunteer for Ogle County Hospice, belonged to Ogle County Senior Services and Byron Area Seniors, and held offices in Kishwaukee Grade School and Stillman Valley Schools.

Survived by: sons, Michael (Brenda) Adams of Stillman Valley and John (Janell) Adams of Byron; daughter, Diane (Donald) Sedlak of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren: Julie (Justin) Miller, Jamie (Brooke) Adams, Dawn (Carl) Witte, Ashley Adams and Paige Adams; great grandchildren: Jason, Tyanne, Malcolm, Cecilia and Kaitlyn.

Also predeceased by her parents, brother Duane Duff, and sisters, Marie Zellmer and Helen Gliem.

Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron with Father Howard J. Barch as Celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Byron. Visitation was Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00pm in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron with a 7:00 pm Rosary service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. www.farrellhollandgale.com

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