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Kay (Thompson) Lawler

March 5, 1954 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 67)


Kay Lawler, age 67 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at the Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah, KY with Father Gary Clark officiating. Burial will be in Kerley Cemetery in Johnson County, Illinois.

Kay was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and had formerly worked as a Realtor with Farmer and Company.

Kay is survived by her husband Robert Lawler; sons, Matthew Bucher and wife Renee, Jason Bucher and wife Krystel, and Josh Bucher and wife Stephanie; step daughter, April Smallwood and husband Brandon; grandchildren, Ethan, Christian, Zachery, Olivia, Maddie, Connor, Kylie, and Cooper; sisters, Connie Sumner, Peggy Johnston, and Trina Riddle; ½ brother, Jim Thompson; several nieces and nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Doris Evelyn (Etheridge) Thompson; brother, Alvin Ray Thompson; ½ brother, Bobby Thompson; nephew, Gerald Johnston.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 pm.

Memorials may be made in Kay’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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January 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Prayer Service
January 6, 2022

7:30 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Mass
January 7, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (Paducah, KY)


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601

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