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Gerald L. ( Katsy ) Humes - 87

9/3/1928 - 5/22/2016

Colchester, Illinois

Gerald L. ( Katsy ) Humes age 87 of Colchester, passed away at 11:30 P.M. Sunday, May 22, 2016, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.  He was born September 4, 1928, in Colchester to Merle and Mable Bennett Humes .  He was united in marriage on January 10, 1951, in Yellville, Arkansas, to Joan Valentine.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 65 years, Joan of Colchester, 1 Son: Dennis Humes, Colchester, 1 Daughter: Teri and (Kevin) Paul, Colchester, 5 Grandchildren: Jessica Smith Dana Point, California, Hillary Humes, Haley Humes both of Macomb, Brittney Paul, St.Louis, Missouri, Trenton Paul, Colchester, 2 Great Grandchildren: J.J. and Jacob Smith, Dana Point, California.
Katsy was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: Zanel Humes, 4 Sisters: Betty Sartore, Frances Mesick, Donna Coghill, Rachel Creasy and 1 Granddaughter: Mary Paul.
Katsy was a 50 year retired Operating Engineer with #649 Peoria.  He was a member of the Quarter Horse Association, Coon Hound Association, Macomb American Legion.  He was an avid sports fan of the St.Louis Cardinals. He had coached little league baseball, soft ball and colt league baseball. He was of the Christian Faith.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Smith. Burial will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester with Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Visitation:

5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home

Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home

16 Comments

  • Susie Whalen Nichols

    on 05/23/16

    I am very sorry to read of Katsy's passing. What a great man who loved his family, community, and Colchester athletics. His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched. A true gentleman. Godspeed Katsy.
  • David Sr. & Beth Crabb

    on 05/23/16

    Saddened to hear of Katsy's passing. He was a special guy and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  • Miles Young

    on 05/23/16

    Sorry for your loss.
  • Luanne Potter Linn

    on 05/24/16

    Peace be with you, Katsy.
  • Linda Haulk Hocker

    on 05/24/16

    My father, Beryl Haulk, worked with Katsy many times thru the union. I know he enjoyed working with him, and often spoke of Katsy. Please accept our condolences.
  • Lynn Cavett

    on 05/24/16

    Every kid who ever wore a Colchester uniform was given a little push by Katsy. My deepest sympathy to the family.
  • Hazel I. Baker

    on 05/25/16

    So glad I got to talk to Gerald last month. So sad to hear of him passing. Now he is in God's care. My Prayers are with you Joan and family.
  • Amber Quinn

    on 05/26/16

    Sorry for your loss Denny. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Shelby Burget

    on 05/28/16

    So sorry to hear of Katsy's passing. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
  • John Brown

    on 05/29/16

    Praying for your family. John W Brown Macomb
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