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