Kate Rudy Emery, of Paducah, passed away Friday, July, 5, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Mrs. Emery was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a choir member and served as a church elder. She was an avid musician who loved to play the harp, and studied opera in New York. Mrs. Emery attended St. Mary’s Academy before transferring to Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and she was a Murray State Graduate where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Emery Barr, and husband Robert of Paducah; her son, Lloyd Coleman Emery III and wife Terry of Gilbertsville; six grandchildren, Justin McNeill, Lauren Emery, William Barr, Kathleen Byczek, Nancy Kate Barr, Hannah Emery; and two great-grandchildren, Emery Byczek and Eli Byczek.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harvey Rudy and Caroline Marie Agee Rudy; and she was married to the late Judge Lloyd Coleman Emery II.
Her grandfather, James Augustus Rudy; her father; and her uncle, James Henry Rudy, were the owners of J.A. Rudy & Sons Dry Goods Store, Paducah in the 1920s and the 1930s.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July, 9, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lynn Shurley officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy go to: First Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, 200 N. 7th St., Paducah, KY 42001.
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