Emily (McKedy) Forgy

Born: Wed., Dec. 14, 1927
Died: Sun., Jul. 18, 2021


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 22, 2021
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Jul. 22, 2021
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

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Emily Forgy, age 93, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born on December 14, 1927 in Morrisdale, PA to John and Tatianna Shuzflat McKedy. She married Lewis Wayne Forgy on May 14, 1960 at March Air Force Base in Riverside, CA and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2017.

She graduated from Morris Township High School. Emily was a registered nurse graduate of Philipsburg State General Hospital School of Nursing and went on to study Anesthesia. She was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, a graduate of The John Hopkins School of Anesthesia. She worked as an Anesthetist in Philipsburg, PA and then went on to California working at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana. Here she married Lewis Wayne Forgy whom she met in France while visiting her sister and brother in law who was stationed there at the time. Wayne retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and they returned to his hometown of New Salem, IL and settled in Pittsfield where they spent the rest of their lives farming and Emily worked as an anesthetist at Illini Community Hospital until her retirement in 1990. She and Wayne enjoyed square dancing, bus tours and especially their trip to Alaska. She was a 50 plus year member of Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron. Emily was a volunteer at Red Cross during the flood of ’93 and served as secretary for the organization. She was  a member of Pittsfield United Methodist Church and was a member of Madonna Circle. She was also a volunteer worker for many of the church activities and funeral dinners, always willing to help where needed. Emily dedicated her time as a hospice worker for many years.

Emily is survived by one daughter, Bonnie (John) Dennis of Oneida, IL; grandson, Nicholas Wayne Dennis; granddaughter, Emily Kay (fiancé, Matthew Barker) Dennis; one great grandchild on the way; brother, Andrew (Dorothy) McKedy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Tatianna McKedy; her loving husband Wayne; brothers, John McKedy, George McKedy and Edward McKedy; and sister, Ann McKedy.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church prior to the service from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at West Cemetery in Pittsfield, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Emily's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

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Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
for Emily’s family my condolence,
Though not acquainted I want to lift up Emily to you.
I had the privilege of her as a co-worker at Illini for several years.
She was intelligent, skilled, as also patient and kind. I would like to add perfectionist. Always with a smile.
I wish you God’s blessing in your sorrow.
My sincere sympathy, Bonnie

Agnes Peile
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
My sympathy Bonnie to you and your family. Emily was such a nice lady. I really liked her.

Rhonda Niebur Goins
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
Bonnie and family-
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet person and so kind. Mom and Dad really enjoyed visiting with your parents when we were all living out in the country.

Rhonda Niebur Goins

Jill Niebur Jesberg
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
Bonnie and family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was always a presence to our family with her thoughtful gifts of food or a visit during our losses of mom and dad. Such a caring and thoughtful lady who will be greatly missed in her church and community. My thoughts are with you during the days ahead.

Laurie (Baughman) Wyatt
   Posted Wed July 21, 2021
Bonnie & family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a very nice lady.
Laurie Wyatt

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