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Florence Amanda Keres Fay

June 29, 1918 August 25, 2008
Florence Amanda Keres Fay
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Obituary for Florence Amanda Keres Fay

Beloved Wife, Mom, Grandma & Great-grandma

Winnebago - Florence Amanda Keres Fay, 90, of Winnebago, died Monday morning, August 25, 2008, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Born June 29, 1918, in Rockford, the daughter of Florence "Jack" W. and Eva D. (Kimberly) Fetter and the stepdaughter of Leslie E. Stull. Florence graduated from Rockford High School in 1936. She married Walter B. Keres, in Rockford, on August 12, 1939; he died on Sept. 13, 1964. Florence then married Duane L. Fay in First Presbyterian Church, Winnebago, on October 27, 1973. She was self-employed as an embroidery seamstress for 15 years and employed as a secretary for the Gambrel Veterinary Clinic for 10 years. Florence was a member of First Presbyterian Church and active with the Naomi Circle for over 30 years. She was a cook and seamstress for the Phantom Regiment Drum Bugle Corps. in Rockford for over 45 years, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary over 60 years. Her family was her circle of strength and love.

Florence is lovingly survived by her husband, Duane Fay of Winnebago; daughters, Neva J. Keres of Honolulu, Hawaii and Kimberly J. (Bruce) Keres Hall of Palo Alto, Calif.; stepson, Leslie P. (Gwen) Fay of Winnebago; daughter-in-law, Barbara Keres of Lawrenceville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by her mother, Eva D. Stull, on May 28, 1984; stepfather, Leslie E. Stull, on Nov. 25, 1985; brother, Lowell W. Fetter, on Sept. 17, 1999; and son, Leslie J. Keres on January 6, 2008.

Funeral Information

Service is at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2008, in First Presbyterian Church, 208 W. Winnebago St., Winnebago, with the Rev. Steve P. Shullanberger officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park, in Rockford. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

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