Kathryn Hayden

Kathryn Hayden

Kathryn C. Hayden of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her home. Kathryn Hayden was born November 6, 1921 in Kalamazoo to Albert and Elizabeth (Vermeulen) Nuyen. Kathryn loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. In her leisure time she enjoyed painting, knitting, puzzles and cooking.

On August 31, 1940 in Glendora, MI she married Stanley Hayden. For 40 years of their married life they lived in Jackson, MI, before returning to the Kalamazoo area in 1990. Stanley died in 1999. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Albert and William; two sisters, Minnie and Bertha; and a grandson, Bobby Hayden.

Surviving are a son and two daughters, Ronald S. Hayden of Kalamazoo, Marcia K. (Stephen) Headley of Rockledge, FL and Janet L. Turner of Potterville, MI; five grandchildren, Wendy Hayden, Bradley (Anna) Hayden, Scott Turner, Beth (Kevin) Musson and Stacey Headley; six great-grandchildren, Leandra, Alexandra, Alayna, Noah, Isaiah and Emma; a sister, Irene Ciesielski of Plainwell; a sister-in-law, Betty Halsey of Horton, MI; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Don Gurk, Will and Barb Bradley and family.

Friends may meet with her family from 12 -2 pm Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Plainwell where funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Rev. John Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

 Contributions in memory of Kathryn may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 

Kathryn’s family would like to thank Great Lakes Caring Home Care and Hospice for their wonderful assistance in caring for her.

Messages of condolence for her family may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Neil Floyd says:

    Dear Ron and Family,
    There are no words that can be said to ease the pain of losing someone dear to you. I have been there too many times in my life and nothing helps more than having the support from Family and friends.
    Alexandra and I had a great time this past July visiting with you and Kay and I am so glad that I gave Alexandra the opportunity to have that experience. Over the years I feel that I became close with the both of you and it doesn’t end here.
    My thoughts are with you and my deepest condolences go out to you, Marcia and Janet.
    God bless.

  2. Ed & Lue Phelps says:

    Loving thoughts, and prayers, are with you. In this time of sarrow.
    With symphathy

    Ed & Lue

  3. Cindy McCaw says:

    Ron, Marcia, and Janet,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best neighbor and “Aunt” anyone could have ever asked for. She was so special to me and my family. Aunt Kay will remain in my heart forever. I will miss her!!!

    Peace, Prayers, and Blessing,

  4. John & Dianne Esch says:

    May the good memories of your mother, grandmother live in your hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to you & your family. Your family is on our thoughts and prayers. John & Dianne Esch

  5. Bob and Helen Vance says:

    Stan and Kay were good friends to us during their Jackson days. God bless the entire Hayden family as you journey though your loss.

  6. Will and Barb Bradley says:

    We are so saddened for your loss. We were truly blessed to have lived next door to your family for so many years. Your Mom was an amazing lady and she will truly be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers are with you. Will and Barb

  7. Diane Turner Mysliwiec says:

    Dear Ron, Marcia & Janet-

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have lots of fun and fond memories of your mom as well as your dad.
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Diane & Bill Mysliwiec

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