Dorothy Gregory

Dorothy Gregory

Dorothy J. Gregory of Plainwell passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in Kalamazoo. Dorothy was born October 5, 1928 in Kalamazoo. She graduated from Plainwell High School in 1946 and had worked at DeHavens in Plainwell and various other shops in Plainwell and Otsego. She loved to read and she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For many years she enjoyed spending the winters in Florida. Dorothy adored her husband Glenn whom she married on January 29, 1955 in Plainwell and who passed away in 2005.

She is survived by two daughters, Sheila (David) Howard of Plainwell and Kim Gregory of Kalamazoo; her grandchildren, Brad Howard of Plainwell and Tami (Peter) Koppers of Otsego; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Emma and Molly; sisters-in-law, Beverly Colegrove and Wilma Gregory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Doris Dolsen and many other siblings and family members.

Friends may meet with the family Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M., at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Alamo Community Church, Pastor Don Boss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048 or to Christian Neighbors, 292 – 12th St., Plainwell, MI 49080.

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  1. Teri & Jack Laster says:

    Sheila & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Keep all your precious memories close & I pray they bring you peace & comfort. Huge hugs

  2. KEN ADAMS says:

    so sorry for your familys loss


  3. Ann Roberson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  4. Bernie & Peg Betke says:

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Hugs for you all. You will be in our prayers.

  5. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    Sheila and family – May you feel God’s embrace wrapped snuggly around you during this time. We love you!

  6. Cindy Krake says:

    Kim & Family: I am sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and Yours. Your Mom must have been a very fine Lady, she had and nurtured one special daughter – YOU! Hugs!!!

  7. Tammy Bailey says:

    So sorry for your loss, Sheila and Dave and family. No one can replace a mom. Lifting you up in prayer – God is good, all the time.

  8. Cheri Pomeroy says:

    Kimmer, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this journey.

  9. Sue (Richter)Collins says:

    Prayers for the family. May God’s grace comfort you at this time.

  10. Janet Madden says:

    Sheila and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you, at the loss of your mother. God bless.

  11. Judy and Jerry Shumaker says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, Sheila and family. Treasure your memories forever. Our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you. Take care now.

  12. Vickie Case says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  13. Sue and JIM newcomb says:

    Sheila so sorry for your loss.

  14. Kathy Peterson says:

    Sheila so sorry for the loss of your mother our prayers are with you and your family at this time

  15. Patti (Khodl) Hewitt says:


    Sorry to read of the loss of your mother. Although it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. This is a tough time for you, be gentle with your heart.

  16. Whyments says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Terry VanLent says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom, I don’t think we’re ever ready to lose our moms, but find comfort knowing there pain free and happy now. God Bless you

  18. Bill and Gretchen Himmilien says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  19. Bob and Jan Cowels says:

    Were so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I haven’t seen her since about the year 1937 or 38 at her Father’s farm in Plainwell. Dick Cowels called advised us her possible condition. After all these years it is so sad to see and hear about the passing of the original Cowels family. Our numbers our slowly diminishing. May God Bless Her and all her siblings. May Her Soul Rest In Peace. With our deepest sympathy, Bob and Jan Cowels. 1395 108th ave. Otsego, Mi. 49078

  20. Lynne Cook says:

    Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was a very special lady. I so much enjoyed waiting on her and Glenn at Brown’s Family Inn years ago. They were the nicest couple and came in every morning. She will be missed.

  21. Ritch and Sue Harrison and family says:

    Our thoughts are with you.

  22. Mary Ellen Riggs says:

    Sheila, & Beverly,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My Prayers are with all of you.

    Mary Ellen

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