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Kay M. Cox

12/15/1935 - 4/2/2018

PEKIN ~ Kay Marilyn Cox Vertrees, 82, of Fairfield, passed away at 12:27 p.m. Monday April 2, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin. She was a longtime secretary at Frontier Community College in Fairfield. Kay was a member of the Fairfield First Christian Church. 

Kay was born December 15, 1935 in Fairfield to Leland Cox and Vera Lee (Miller) Cox. She was united in marriage November 15, 1957 in Fairfield to Jack Vertrees who died June 28, 2005. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Vertrees of Pekin; a step-son, Greg Vertrees of Bloomington; a sister Judy Gruner and her husband Jim of Fairfield; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Kay was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother and 3 infant children. 

Graveside services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, with Brother Jeff Lyon officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.