Catherine ‘Kay’ Shutt

Jan. 26, 1924 - March 21, 2007

Catherine ‘Kay’ Shutt of Waukesha, formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the age of 83.

Kay was born Jan. 26, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Catherine (Murphy) Farrell in Widnes, England. She married Geoffrey Shutt on Aug. 18, 1945, and they moved to America from England in 1947, where they resided in Long Island, N.Y., until 1963, when they moved their family of three to Augusta, Ga. In 1966, they moved to Mt. Prospect, Ill., and then relocated to Arlington Heights in 1975. In June of 2003, Kay moved to Waukesha to be closer to her family. She worked in a variety of departments for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. and retired after 22 years of employment.

Kay will be sadly missed by her children, Christine "Chris" Selley of Port Washington; Gregory "Greg" (Patty) Shutt of McHenry, Ill.; and Catherine "Cathy" (Jon) Marschall of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Dana and Brandon Selley, Justin and Caitlin Marschall and Corrina Domine; her sister, Claire Phillips of England; sister-in-law, Barbara Purpura of Long Island, N.Y., and her niece, Pat Foster of Seattle, Wash. Kay is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

The funeral Mass of Christian burial for Kay will be held at noon Monday, March 26, 2007 at St. Edna’s Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, in Arlington, Ill. The visitation will be held from 11 a.m. Monday until the noon Mass at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Memory Gardens & Mausoleum in Arlington Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Alzheimers Association, southeastern Wisconsin chapter, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200, West Allis, WI 53214 or Ascension Lutheran Church - Good Samaritan Fund, 1415 Dopp St. in Waukesha 53188.

A memorial service for Kay will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Ascension Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Frank Janzow officiating.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information please call 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for the online obituary and cards of condolences.