Kay E. Ness, 80 passed away on March 9, 2018, at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. She was born on December 12, 1937 in Aurora, IL. She grew up in Montgomery, IL and was a graduate of East Aurora High School. She left for the big city of Chicago, IL where she worked for IL Bell phone Co. for a few years, went on to work with the Chicago Tribune in the marketing department for another few years, and finally landed a position with the Archdiocese of Chicago where she retired in 2001. She was part of the Focolare Movement and Little Brothers and Friends of the Elderly in Chicago. She enjoyed singing and watching Turner Classic Movies along with reading her Bible. She lived in the Lakeview area for over 45 years where she enjoyed visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, sitting in the park, and meeting up with friends at local restaurants. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.Kay is preceded in death by her parents Helen C. (Schineidt) Ness and Elmer T. Ness, sister to Niles and Gary Ness. She is survived by sisters; Anita Phillip, Judith Ness, Faith Morley, Beth Salemi, Nancy Collins and a brother Douglas E. Ness and many nieces and nephews. Family will be receiving guests on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park. A reception will follow.