Kathleen L. Misner

Kathleen L. Misner

Kathleen L. “Kathy” Misner of Otsego, MI passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1948 in Plainwell the daughter of Lyle and Helen (Wilkins) Barton. Kathy was a lifelong resident of the area and enjoyed serving the community. For 26 years she had served as an Otsego City Commissioner, had been part of the Otsego Main Street Project, Downtown Development Committee, had helped to design, raise funds for and maintain the Otsego Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park and was an active supporter of Sylvia’s Place for over 20 years. Kathy had owned and operated Decorators Plus for 27 years, opening in Plainwell and later moving into Otsego, until her retirement in 2007. She then went on to work at Bob’s Hardware in the paint department. On May 8, 1999 in Plainwell she married James Misner who survives. Also surviving are her children, Adam Strong of Otsego, Brian (Jill) Misner of Plainwell, Shawn (Shawn) Kolhoff of Plainwell, Neil (Amy) Misner of CO and Amy (Brian) Dole of Shelbyville; 14 grandchildren; brother, Marc (Rhonda) Barton of Otsego; many extended family members including special cousins and aunts and her dog, Sophie. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Kathy’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Cremation will follow. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Kathy may be made to the Otsego Main Street for the downtown mural.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com


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  1. Ruby Rogers says:

    Dearest Jim and family also the Bob’s hardware crew,
    We are sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing, may God comfort you and you are in our prayers.

  2. Diane and Gary Jones says:

    Jim and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss! May God be with you in your time of grief.
    Blessings to you all!

  3. Sonya Miller says:

    Jim and family I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. I loved her so much as friend first and a coworker second. She will be missed by us at Bobs hardware. She did a stellar job during her years in the paint department and after she retired she was always up to helping out with store events along with Jim. They have even thrown a few summer store parties at their house for us. Kathy was kind and generous. I loved our little backroom talks. I will miss her smile and that quirky little laugh she had. Remember Jim I am here for you for anything you may need. Hugs….

  4. Beverly Hoyt Holmes says:

    So very sorry to read of the passing of a schoolmate. The class of 66 is dwindling, and she will certainly be missed. Always heard about her good works when I was in the area. Much sympathy to get family. Bev (Hoyt) Holmes in Zephyrhills, FL

  5. Beverly Hoyt Holmes says:

    So very sorry to read of the passing of a schoolmate. The class of 66 is dwindling, and she will certainly be missed. Always heard about her good works when I was in the area. Much sympathy to her family. Bev (Hoyt) Holmes in Zephyrhills, FL

  6. Carl Wood says:

    This is sad,she was a nice person to work with and be around.

  7. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    What a beautiful caring person who touched the hearts of so many of us in Otsego. She will be greatly missed. Blessings to all of her family.

  8. Sherry Schumaker says:

    The Otsego community will not be the same without Kathy working to better and serve it. Condolences to her family, friends, and co-workers.

  9. Nancy Heilig says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with Jim and family. She was a true friend and a blessing to this community

  10. Larry E Collier says:

    Jim, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  11. Josi Pape says:

    I’m in shock reading about Kathy’s unexpected passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God be with you during this difficult time.

  12. Irv and Elaine Figel says:

    We were so sad to hear of the sudden passing of Kathy. Please know that we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!

  13. Michael & Linda Stone says:

    Our heart felt sympathy goes out to the entire family and friends. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy was a very special friend and will be missed.

  14. Stephany Myers says:

    Amy and Adam, I am so sorry to hear about you mom! What a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Tom and Donna Dunn says:

    Just now shocked by this announcement. Kathy was a great neighbor but also a great community leader who gave of herself for the betterment of Otsego , the city she loved. You are missed so much and by so many.

  16. Marge Bakker says:

    Prayers for peace for your family. Kathy was a dynamic woman who loved her family and her community. She was always so kind to me, and spent countless hours raising money for Sylvia’s Place.

  17. Linda and Roger McPherson says:

    Jim and family,
    Rog and I were so taken aback when we heard of Kathy’s passing. Some things in life are just plain heart breaking; she was such a vibrant and caring person.
    We offer you our sincere condolences. May you find the strength, love and peace to get through this difficult time.

  18. Todd and Courtney Meert says:

    We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Kathy. Sending love and lots of PRAYERS to you Jim and the entire family!! We will forever be blessed for everything she did for us!!!

  19. Janie Darnell says:

    Jim and family, I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. She was always so happy and friendly and helpful. I was really enjoying getting to know her as a new friend. I will miss her terribly.

  20. Emily Mills says:

    There are so few words Jim. I’m shocked and so sad for you and your family. For now I’m sending a mental hug and strength your way until we can talk in person. It feels like we all lost part of our family.

  21. Bob&Judy(Warner) Krebs says:

    Jim and family,
    Sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She will be missed.. Our thoughts
    and prayers are with you and your family..

  22. Steve and Mary Schuiteboer says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Kathy. She will be missed by all those who knew her! Prayers of sympathy and comfort.

  23. Sue Zwyghuizen says:

    Jim…….so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  24. Julie Minegar-Stasi says:

    We are heartbroken. All our beautiful times hanging out and driving here and there. I am at a loss of words right now. Love to Jim, Adam, Amy, Marc. All our family. Kathy was with me through alot of good and hard times, tossing out the crap and helping me to what i needed all the time. Xoxo

  25. LaRayne says:

    So sorry for the heartache you feel. Love you Adam

  26. Frank Gibson says:

    Jim-we are so sorry to hear about Kathy’s death. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  27. Lisa Rickli says:

    Jim I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy was a very special warm loving friend and she will be sadly missed by so many.

  28. Len and Kathy Borgman says:

    Jim and family, the depth of sorrow can not be expressed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy was a great ambassador for the city of Otsego, and will be missed greatly.

  29. Bob and Jan Davis says:

    Jim, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. What an amazing, talented woman. The mother-daughter team of Decorator’s Plus couldn’t be beat! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you adjust.

  30. Kathleen (Bushee) Brazee says:

    PRAYERS to the Family. SHE will be GREATLY missed by Many.

  31. Penny Browning Baker says:

    Adam n Mylie…so so sorry for this Huge Loss…

  32. Marilyn Lamborn says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy’s Family. We go back to her days at Plainwell Decorators.. Kathy always had a smile on her face and was so helpful to Jim and I.

  33. Judith Kletzien says:

    I am so so saddened by Kathy’s passing. She helped me decorate two of my houses in the past twenty-five years. She was so intuitive to what looked good, etc.

    My thoughts go out to her family. She will be missed by so many of us.

  34. Emily says:

    Amy and Adam and families- I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom. The Barton/Mills connection started a long time ago and we’ve all been family since. I can’t imagine a world without your mom in it because she was loved and cherished by all of us. Please find strength in knowing how much she loved you both.

  35. Emily Mills says:

    Marc and Rhonda and family- I’m so sorry to hear about Kathy. Sending you all big hugs and lots of love.

  36. Anne & Jim Earle says:

    Jim- we are do sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and for Kathy.

  37. Karen Koehn says:

    To the family of Kathy I send my condolences. May God give you strength and peace always. I recently saw Kathy and we chatted, it was so good to see her. She will be so missed. God’s blessings.

  38. Jessica Parks says:

    Jim and family,
    Kathy was a strong, smart, and savvy lady who taught me so much. Her words and guidance are with me every day as I put brush to wall, reminding me to be confident and to never “discount myself”. I am truly heartbroken for you and your loved ones and you will be in my prayers through this difficult time.
    All my love and compassion,
    Jess Parks

  39. kevin Christensen says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy she was a wonderful person and will be missed. I have known Kathy since I moved to Plainwell and it was always nice to see her and say Hi.

  40. Ed & Zarlene (Breedveld) Main says:

    It’s always nice to run into different ones, if you’ve lived in this area for very long, Kathy was one of those people. You take the time and just play catch up. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.

  41. Joyce and Dan McClellan says:

    So very sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and your entire family.

  42. Marilyn Abernathy says:

    I would like to offer my condolences to Kathy’s family. I received this sad news today. The one thing I want to say about Kathy other than we all are going to miss her vibrant personality is she was a leader for all of us in how to be a steward for the community in which we have lived, worked and played. R.I.P. Kathy and thank you to her family for sharing her with us. God Bless

  43. William Sines says:

    Sad news. I beg you to remember Psalm 34:18.

  44. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.

  45. Charlie Kling says:

    Dear Jim and family,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was such a dynamic and well-known person in the community. It was a pleasure working with her at Bob’s hardware. All of us in the community will surely miss her. So sorry I can’t be there this week, but know that I am praying for your comfort and peace.

  46. JoAnn Burchett says:

    Jim and family, So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing.She was a gem and will be sadly missed. JoAnn

  47. Auggie Radtke & Hilda Trevino says:

    The Kolhoff’s, so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you both and the Misner family. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  48. Mrs. Jim Hewitt. (Patti Khodl) says:

    Shocked & saddened to read about Kathy. She gave so much to the community. We were clients of her’s regarding paint, decorating, etc. she had a good eye for detail. I never regretted the decisions we made jointly. Appreciated her guidance. So skilled and talented. Sorry for your loss, gone much too quickly and way too soon.

  49. Judy Nash Champion says:

    So sorry to hear about Kathy. My thoughts are with family and friends. I have warm memories of summer play dates at her house in the country.

  50. Colleen Holloway says:

    My heart pours out to Jim and the family. Was so shocked to hear about Kathy. She was a fantastic lady whom I always enjoyed talking to and always enjoyed our summer store parties at your home. She will be sadly missed by so many. Beautiful celebration of her life ! She will always be with you in your mind and heart – –

  51. Linwood Jennings says:

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was always the type person you enjoyed being around, with her bright and vibrant smile. I had the pleasure of working with her during the mid 70’s at Mead Paperboard Products where she handled many jobs very efficiently and with a great attitude. I will miss seeing her at Bob’s Hardware when I visit family in the Plainwell area.

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