Florence Kish

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Florence Z., nee Kempf, Kish, 94, of Swansea, IL, born September 11, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, December 25, 2020, at Mercy Rehab & Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Kish was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and belonged to the Cathedral Quilters. She was a member of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Louis F. “Sonny” Kish, whom she married on June 6, 1946, and who died on January 26, 2008; her parents, Nicholas D. and Clara, nee Becker, Kempf; a son, William Kish; a grandson, Scott Phillips; a sister, Rose Ahring; two brothers-in-law, George Ahring and Cletus Frerking; and a son-in-law, Richard Phillips.

Surviving are a son, Eugene Kish of Swansea, IL; a daughter, Cynthia Phillips of Chester, IL;
two grandchildren, Rhonda L. Phillips, and Thomas S. (Emilie) Kish;
a great-grandchild, Ryder Saak;
a brother, Leon Kempf;
a sister, Ruth Frerking;
and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held Monday, December 28, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Florence Kish

Jane Warren said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2021 at 9:47 AM

So sorry to hear about Florence! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Phil & Kathleen Thompson said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Just found out about your Mom's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Marilyn (Ernst) Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 6:39 AM

Dear Cindy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you on the loss of your mother.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sharlene Helton (Kate's daughter) said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 12:06 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. She was a sweet lady.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 2:36 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Nashville
  • Il
Barbara Cempura said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2020 at 8:17 PM

My condolences to Mrs. Kish's family. I remember her as a cheerful volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. I appreciate that she and her husband helped with special events for several years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

  • Belleville
  • IL
David said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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