Ms. Rita Kay Ford

  • Born: January 24, 1946
  • Died: October 21, 2019
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ms. Rita Kay Ford, age 73, of Murray, Kentucky died Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky.
Ms. Ford was born on January 24, 1946 in Robinson, Illinois to the late Byard Brunson and Nina Taylor Brunson. She retired as the director of medical records for the Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Illinois and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, Kentucky. She was also a member of the Murray Woman's Club-Kappa's Department and the Murray Leadership Program.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, Kentucky with Father Brandon Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Henry Catholic Church Cemetery in Aurora, Kentucky. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with prayer service being held at 6:30 p.m., at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the St. Leo Catholic Church, 401 N. 12th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry about Rita's passing and her last endurance. She was my supervisor at Paris Community Hospital but most importantly she was my friend. I cared for her very much. I am so saddened at her passing and send sympathies to her dear friends and caretakers. Wish I could attend the services and say goodbye to her but will remember her smile and sweet kindnesses.

Posted by RuthE Newhart - Paris, IL - Friend   October 28, 2019

"I have such good memories of meeting Rita with her Uncle Bernard, also Bob & Jean. Her "Brunson Smile" will always be preserved in my heart. My deepest sympathies to your family -- I'll keep you in my prayers."

Posted by Mym Tuma Brunson - East Moriches, NY - Family   October 25, 2019

I am so so sad hearing of Rita's passing.
I am an aunt by marriage. Jean Brunson

Posted by Jean Brunson - Champaign, IL - Family   October 24, 2019


Fly high sweet lady!!

Posted by Jan Cox - Charleston, IL - Classmate   October 24, 2019

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