Patsy Kuhnert
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Patsy Jean Kuhnert of Mt. Carroll, formerly of Metropolis, had a strong spirit, was a devoted wife and mother and loved a good prank. Patsy passed into heaven Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford after a short illness.

Funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll with Rev. Teri Lafferty officiating. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at Red Oak Cemetery in Walnut.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Wednesday at the funeral home.

She and her husband, Kenneth, had enjoyed living near Mt. Carroll the past 18 years and were previously of Metropolis.

Patsy was born May 2, 1950, the daughter of Marvin and Doris Heller Singleton. She was a 1968 graduate of the Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Ky. Patsy attended Murray State University, then graduated from the nursing program at Shawnee Community College.

After Patsy accomplished becoming an independent single mother, she met the love of her life, Kenneth Kuhnert, They were united in marriage Oct. 1, 1982 in Metropolis. Kenneth would know she was serious whenever Patsy exclaimed, “Kenneth Robert . . .” Patsy found herself always helping others: from working 12 years as an registered nurse at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis (where she was known as “Super Flo”) to working as the food pantry coordinator at the Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church and as a caregiver with Heartland Home Healthcare in Whiteside and Carroll counties.

Patsy also served on the Chadwick Public Library Board as a trustee, was a member of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Society and the Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed her fun with the Red Hat Society and just enjoyed being “girly” with her daughters.

Patsy will be dearly missed by her husband, Kenneth of Mt. Carroll; two sons, Nathan Kuhnert of Norman, Okla. and Christopher Parrott of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Kenna Parrott Lantz and husband Robbie of Greenville, Ind. and Lisa Kuhnert Little of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Tyler, Ashley and Joanna; one sister, Tina Redmon and husband David of Louisville; and six nieces and nephews, Wendy Gripp, Mindy Riley, Ray Wright Jr., Katrina Wright, Michael Wright and Daniel Kuhnert.

Patsy is preceded in death by parents; and one sister, Mary Ann Wright.

—Paid Obituary—

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