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Susan K. Kean

Susan passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born November 25, 1940 in Otsego, the daughter of Rex and Beatrice (Randall) Woodward. Sue attended Kalamazoo Central and worked as a secretary and apartment manager. She was a member of the Moose International, Schoolcraft-Portage Eagles, VFW Post #3855 and Schoolcraft American Legion. She was a Collegian, Star Recorder for WOTM and past Madam President for Schoolcraft Eagles. Sue lived a life of leadership and service to others. She was an admirable person and mentor to many.

Surviving are her daughters, Karen (Al) Bowling and Kimberly Sue Kean; estranged children, John Thomasma Jr. and Cheryl Moeslein; special granddaughter, Kristy (Josh) Brady; granddaughter, Mandi Franco; 3 grandsons, Ken Thomasma, Bill (Laura) Moeslein and Tom (Tyler) Moeslein; 6 great-grandchildren, Miles and Kennedy Sue Brady, Rozlynn Moeslein, Olivia Moeslein, William Moeslein and Ellen Moeslein; sisters, Patti (Tom) Rolfe and Glenda (Dick) Guerrant; sister-in-law, Nancy Holmes and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 47 years, Ken Kean; 3 brothers, Mike Woodward, Robin Woodward and Steve Ames and sister, Toni Augustine.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A private family celebration of life and burial of ashes will take place at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Sue may be made to

Kairos Dwelling


Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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Nancy Bare-Thompson

May 28, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Prayers to all. May each of your memories give you comfort.



May 28, 2021 at 5:36 pm

Miss my grama every single day. So very sorry.


Josi Pape

May 28, 2021 at 10:37 pm

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.

May God give you strength to face the time ahead.



May 30, 2021 at 7:46 am

I’m praying for you and your family

I know this is a difficult time for all of you.Think of all the good memories you had with your mother and keep them dear to your heart.

Love and miss you Karen.

Love and prayers for Gary and Sherry Sandlin


Philip & Vicki Pettitt

May 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm

To all of Sue’s family, We are so sorry to hear of Sue passing.

She was a wonderful lady, fun and loving.

She will be missed dearly.

Sweet Sue, we will see you on the other side,

We love you and will miss you.


Dee Collick

May 31, 2021 at 8:33 pm

My sincere condolences. Sue was one fine lady!!


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