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Billy Gene Kash

Billy Gene Kash, age 75, of Waltonville, went to be with the Lord at 
7:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Crossroads Community Hospital in 
Mt. Vernon. Billy was born April 23, 1934, in Jefferson County, a son 
of Virgil Arthur and Sula Viola (Page) Kash. He married Phyllis Conner 
on Nov. 26, 1955, in Ewing. She survives in Waltonville. 

Billy worked for many years for Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights. 
He later moved back to Southern Illinois and began farming full time 
with his wife and sons. He attended the Nason Freewill Baptist Church. 
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His life was farming. 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Kash of Waltonville; three sons, Randy 
Kash and wife Debbie of Scheller, Jeff Kash and wife Tammi of Bonnie 
and Mark Kash of Scheller; a daughter, Tonya Hart and husband John of 
Noble, Okla.; a sister, Glenda Downen and husband Jim of Ina; six 
brothers, Floyd Kash and wife Noma Lee of Mt. Vernon, Virgil Kash Jr. 
and wife Naomi of Benton, twin brother Bobby Kash and wife Darlene of 
Ina, Wayne Kash and wife Brenda of Bonnie, Jackie Kash and wife Audrey 
of Waltonville and Kenneth Kash and wife Helen of Bonnie; 
brother-in-law, William L. Pierce of Bonnie; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy 
Kash and wife Kristy, Marci Kash, Tiffany Kash, Wesley Kash, Sarah 
Kash, Rebekah Kash, Jonathan Kash , Adam Kash, Melissa Hart, Megan Hart 
and Aaron Hart; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Gene, Ben, Seth, and 
Alexis Kash; and also a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in 
death by his parents, a grandson, Benjamin Gene Kash; two sisters, 
Norma Kash and JoAnn Pierce; sister-in-law, Beatrice Kash; and two 
nephews, Robert Dale Kash and Danny E. Kash. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Newell Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with his son the Rev. Randy Kash and the Rev. Clarence Porter 
officiating. Burial will follow at Abner Cemetery. Friends may call on 
Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. In lieu of 
flowers memorials may be made to Abner Cemetery or the St. Louis Children's 
Hospital and will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home where you may call 
246-0100 for more information or visit

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12/19-21/2009
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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