KATHRYN 'KAY' A. AMENDA, 81 ROCKFORD - Kathryn "Kay" A. Amenda, 81, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2013. She was born on December 20, 1931, to John and Elma (Fish) Lester in Rockford, IL. She was a 1949 graduate from Muldoon High School, and a 1953 graduate of the National College of Education. She was married to Walter F. Amenda, Jr. on April 16, 1955. Before retiring in 1997, Kay was a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher at St. Peter Catholic School in South Beloit. Kay is survived by five sons, Steven Amenda of Rockford, IL, Thomas (Mary) Amenda of Chicago, IL, Daniel (Anna) Amenda of New York, NY, Raymond (Kristi) Amenda of Roscoe, IL and Matthew (Kami) Amenda of Madison, WI; daughter, Karen (John) Locarno of Belvidere, IL; grandchildren, Sarah and Laura Locarno of Belvidere, IL, Kaitlyn, Megan, Zachary and Nicholas Amenda of Roscoe, IL and Emily Amenda of New York, NY; brother, John (Carol) Lester of Rockford, IL; sisters, Dorothy (Paul) Lester and Barbara Healy, both of Rockford, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Amenda; and son, Phillip Amenda. She was devoted to her family and her spirit will live in our hearts forever. Special thanks to the People of Praise community for their love and support of Kay and her family during her last days. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in St. Peter Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary at 7:45 p.m. on Monday night, June 17, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe, IL. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago, IL. To express condolences, visit www.honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 15 to June 16, 2013