OBITUARY

Kay E. Gerard

January 15, 1938June 12, 2018

Kay E. Gerard, 80, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.

She was born January 15, 1938 in Peoria to Harry and Leona (Daniels) Lester. She married Glenn Gerard on October 25, 1958 in Peoria.

Surviving is her husband Glenn of Peoria; three children, Leisa K. (Robert) Thomas of Bartonville, Douglas D (Kimberly Sue) Gerard of Washington and Deidre L Jillson of California; a sister, Linda (Jay) Scofield of Bartonville; five grandchildren, Kayla Gerard, Kyle Gerard, Daniel Davila, Savannah Gerard and Aaron Gerard and three great-grandchildren.

Kay was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and worked as a Legal Secretary for Quinn, Johnson, Henderson, Pretorius and Cerulo Law Firm in Peoria for 35 years before retiring.

Kay enjoyed old time country music and dancing. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

A funeral service will be at 7 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018 with visitation from 5 pm until the time of service at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Father Don Roszkowski will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Harry Lester, Father
  • Leona (Daniels) Lester, Mother
  • Glenn Gerard, Husband
  • Leisa K. (Robert) Thomas, Daughter
  • Douglas D. (Kimberly Sue) Gerard, Son
  • Deidre L. Jillson, Daughter
  • Linda (Jay) Scofield, Sister
  • Kayla Gerard, Grandchild
  • Kyle Gerard, Grandchild
  • Daniel Davila, Grandchild
  • Savannah Gerard, Grandchild
  • Aaron Gerard, Grandchild
  • ~ Three Great Grandchildren
  • Kay was preceded in death by her parents.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Jackie Krietemeyer

June 19, 2018

From my heart to your hearts. From my family to yours. May you take comfort in all of your dear memories of Kay. I know I will. Those really were the days! She was a lovely and dear friend and she will be so greatly missed. My sympathy to all of her dear ones.

Helen Burgess

June 13, 2018

Country music, dancing, smelt frys, and all those children laughing and playing - and Church on Sunday. A lot of fond memories to remember. Our condolences to all the family. May memories comfort you.

The neighborhood babysitter.

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Biography

Kay E. Gerard, 80, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.

She was born January 15, 1938 in Peoria to Harry and Leona (Daniels) Lester. She married Glenn Gerard on October 25, 1958 in Peoria.

Surviving is her husband Glenn of Peoria; three children, Leisa K. (Robert) Thomas of Bartonville, Douglas D (Kimberly Sue) Gerard of Washington and Deidre L Jillson of California; a sister, Linda (Jay) Scofield of Bartonville; five grandchildren, Kayla Gerard, Kyle Gerard, Daniel Davila, Savannah Gerard and Aaron Gerard and three great-grandchildren.

Kay was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and worked as a Legal Secretary for Quinn, Johnson, Henderson, Pretorius and Cerulo Law Firm in Peoria for 35 years before retiring.

Kay enjoyed old time country music and dancing. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

A funeral service will be at 7 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018 with visitation from 5 pm until the time of service at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.