Conroy Funeral Home

Catherine "Kay" Phenegar



Service: 3:00pm Sun. January 14th, 2018
Conroy Funeral Home
PHENEGAR, Catherine “Kay” Margaret, 80, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in her home. Kay was born August 5, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio to William D. and Helen (Herzog) Orndorff. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and Community Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from Mercy Medical Center as an LPN after many years, and was a member of St. Bernard Church. Kay will be remembered as a devoted wife and beloved mother with a kind spirit and beautiful smile. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Walter Phenegar; three children, Brian (Kori) Phenegar, Kevin Phenegar and Karen (Tim) Duke; six grandchildren, Adam and Rachel Duke, Dillan Phenegar, Evan Phenegar, Nathan Phenegar and Quinn Phenegar; two great grandchildren, Jae and Aaliyah Duke; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Eugene Orndorff. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Fr. Dan Hunt officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Wally,brian,kevin,kare We are saddened at the passing of our friend kay...we wanted to be there for all of you ,but complications with the weather it's is so icy ...kay and I grew as friends way back During our hospital days..we all traveled together to Florida with kids on vacation,and truly enjoyed being with you wally Kay and kids..are prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.. kay will be so missed....RIP Kay

- Don and pat geron, Sunday January 14th, 2018

We are so sorry and send our love and prayers. Look at that beautiful smile. Kay seemed to always to embrace life with enthusiasm and was an inspiration to all. She’s left beautiful memories for all. God bless.

- Floyd & Jackie Goodwin, Saturday January 13th, 2018

There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am to hear this. Kay was a 2nd mother to me, growing up. I really don’t know what I would have done without her— and Karen of course. Sending healing prayers to all in her family.

- Kelly & Maya Shay, Friday January 12th, 2018

To the Phenegar family, especially Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Kay was a special kind of person. That smile and delicate voice always made you feel welcome in your home. My prayers for all of you. Dan

- Dan Nangle, Friday January 12th, 2018

I m so very sorry for your loss ! Your thoughts and prayers are with you and the family ! I will always rememeber her smile and talks she might be gone but never forgotten!

- Phyllis Trimble , Thursday January 11th, 2018

Karen,Adam,and Hanna so sorry for your loss thought and prayers to you all

- Lisa Stacy , Thursday January 11th, 2018

We are so sorry for this loss to your family. Kay was a beautiful and kind soul. She always had something funny to say! I’ll never forget her smile. I’m thankful I was able to know her. I’ll miss you Kay. Love Tiffany

- Tiffany and Jason Unger, Thursday January 11th, 2018