July 2, 1922 - January 15, 2021
Marian (Bertram) Kite, age 98 of Cape Coral, FL formerly of Mattoon, IL passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus, at 5:22 PM, Friday, January 15, 2021 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL surrounded by the love of her daughter Laura Jane Chaney and her family. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. A committal service will immediately follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Marian was born on July 2,1922, married John J. Kite, August 1947 and they celebrated forty blessed years together before the Lord called John home, November,1987. Marian was also preceded in her passing by her parents, Peter and Jenny Bertram, her brothers, Joseph, Peter, and twin brother, James. Marian is survived by her three daughters; Sharon Kite Davis, Karla Jo Kite Heintz (Ray), and Laura Jane Kite Chaney (James) and their families: She leaves seven grandchildren: Michelle Davis Wilkinson (Doug), Michael Davis (Mona), John Davis (Sarah), Whit Heintz (Hollie), Brandon Heintz (Tina), James Chaney (Katie), and Jennifer Chaney Hoover (Sean). Also missing her will be sixteen great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and one step great-great granddaughter: addition to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins as far as Denmark. Marian’s love of God and His word is evident in her faithful attendance since 1982 at Pine Island United Methodist Church on Pine Island, FL. She was honored as their oldest and longest attending member in 2019. She attended Joy Bible Study regularly for many years, where she developed deep friendships. Throughout the years, Marian served God as she taught, chaired many committees, directed kitchen ministries and until Covid hit and they could not meet anymore, she was the phone person for the Circle Group, making sure everyone knew of their meetings. She was also a part of their prayer circle. While living in Mattoon, IL Marian proudly and joyfully taught at the Adult Education Center from the late 60’s to early 70’s. She was a born teacher and loved contributing to her student’s future success. Staying connected to family and friends was a priority for Marian and John so throughout years they drove from Illinois to California and North Carolina visiting and celebrating along their way and upon reaching their destination. Marian’s presence in so many lives will be greatly missed. Her family treasured her love and her strength which she was shown throughout her life, especially in the last few years and weeks. We will miss you, Mom and Mor Mor. And we will love you forever and always. Memorials in her honor may be made to Pine Island United Methodist Church Back Pack Program and Children’s Home, 5701 Pine Island Rd NW, Bokeelia, FL 33956 or Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909. For those who are unable to attend the services, a tribute cast of her life will be available at www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome .
Marian (Bertram) Kite, age 98 of Cape Coral, FL formerly of Mattoon, IL passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus, at 5:22 PM, Friday, January 15, 2021 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL surrounded by the love of her... View Obituary & Service Information
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