Kathy Ann Ezell, age 61, of Benton, passed away at 12:52 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Herrin Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Paul Leffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Leffler Funeral Home.
Kathy's family requests that all attending the visitation and funeral to wear a mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and to protect the family and yourself from this terrible disease that took Kathy's life. Masks will be provided at the funeral home and required to be worn at all times while at her services.
Kathy was born on November 25, 1960, in St. Clair County, Illinois; the daughter of Braxton Eugene Neuenschwander and Joann (Hutchcraft) Neuenschwander. She married David Dean Ezell on April 9, 1979, and he survives.
She was the head cook at Benton Grade School District #47 in the K-4 building. Her family said, “she enjoyed her job”.
Kathy enjoyed decorating her home, riding the side by side with her husband, drinking margueritas with her son, and shopping with her daughter. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her loving husband of 42 years, David Dean Ezell of Benton; a daughter Melissa Ann (Ezell) Borrini and husband Anthony of Iowa Colony, TX; a son Matthew Dean Ezell of Benton; her mother Joann Neuenschwander of Benton; a sister Lorna McNinch and husband Pat of Stillman Valley, IL; a half-sister Linda Hickam of Troy, IL; an uncle: Gary Hutchcraft and wife Brenda of Macedonia, IL; her dog Missy Moo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
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