Kathryn Louise (Noonan) Gerald passed away at her daughter’s home in Macon, Illinois surrounded by her loved ones on April 13, 2023 at the age of 83. Kay is preceded in death by her parents, John and C. Christine Noonan, sister Barbara (Walter) Walker, brother Bill Noonan, and sister Carol Jean Noonan.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Gerald of Illiopolis, IL, her son Bill (Susan) Bruns of Caitlin, IL, daughter Carol (Leland) Dodson of Macon, IL, daughter Debra (Ron) Baumhardt of Springfield IL, step-children Angela Fryer, and Ryan Nelson. Her grandchildren Keighty( Jacob) Dobbels, Billie (Ricky) Byrum, Casey Dodson, Patrice (Brandon) Helm, Jennifer (Lou) Tuttle, Emily (Brian) Haga, Sarah Bruns, Clayton (Jordan) Hawkins and Macey (Dylan) Dalbey . She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, sister MaryAnn Young, brother John (Barbara) Noonan, sister in law Emily Noonan, and nieces and nephews.
Kay was born in Cantrall, IL and graduated from Athens High School.
Kay’s many hobbies included gardening, cooking, sewing, quilting for family, friends, and Project Linus, playing the piano and percussion, and spending time with her loved ones. Kay’s most precious gifts were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved making clothes, dolls, cloth books, toys, and quilts for her “babies”.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 5-7 pm at Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home, 432 Seventh Street, Illiopolis, IL 62539. Funeral Services will be at the Illiopolis Christian Church on April 18, 2023 at 10:00 am with graveside services to follow.
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