Kate Rudy Emery of Paducah passed away Friday, July 5 at Baptist Health of 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, NC. She graduated from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. 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 preceeded in death by her parents William Harvey Rudy and Caroline Marie Agee Rudy; and husband, Judge Lloyd Coleman Emery II.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Lynn Shurley officiated.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, 200 N 7th St., Paducah, KY 42001.
You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.