Kay A. Feurer
Feurer, Kay Judge (nee Morley), 83, of Springfield, Formerly of Chicago, passed away October 18, 2018. She was born in Chicago on March 19, 1935 to Thomas and Mary (McInerney) Morley. Kay was the loving mother of Timothy and Jeffrey, the loving mother-in-law of their wives, Irma and Michelle, and the devoted grandmother of Stephen, Jennifer and Will. She is survived by her dear siblings, Eileen and Richard and friend and sister-in-law Lynn Didesch, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas Eugene Morley. According to her wishes, no services will be held and her body is to be donated to the Anatomical Gift Association.
Kay was an avid reader of two to three books a week. She worked for Illinois Bell, was a volunteer leader for ARC which is now SPARC; was active in the Federated Junior Women’s Club. She found her passion for the Arts when she eventually became company manager for the Springfield Ballet Company and served as Executive Director of the Springfield Area Arts Council. She was instrumental in the creation of First Night Springfield and saw her dream of an arts center with the opening of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. She took great pride in helping everyone in the local art community thrive. She served on the Allocation Panel of the United Way; was a committee member of Lincoln Academy; was a member of the American Symphony Orchestra League; served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Art Alliance and the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education.
She then moved back to Chicago to be an Executive Assistant to the Illinois President of JP Morgan and retired from Chase Bank after twenty years of service.