Kathryn
, 63, of Traverse City, died Feb. 3, 2020. She was the mother of Fairril A. Klingelsmith.
Private services are being held.
Contributions may be made to the Barn Sanctuary, which is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected farm animals, 20179 McKernan Road, Chelsea, MI 48818.
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The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.
Published on February 9, 2020
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Janice Michalke Scherer
Feb 13, 2020
Although I haven't seen Kathy/Dee in many years I do have so many clear memories
spending time at your house in Mi. in the 70's. Robin was my bestie and Kathy was always there. You are all in my thoughts
and I will never forget you.
Susan Odgers
Feb 10, 2020
Love and peace to Fairril and her family.
Kathy and I were neighbors in Clinton Township...friends in junior high and early high school.
Then, decades later, I got the opportunity to be Fairril’s NMC psychology teacher. What a delightful surprise that was when we figured out our connection after all of those years.
I had a stroke at 18 and have used a wheelchair ever since. Kathy had her own challenges. We couldn’t have foreseen what was ahead when we were just girls.
She was important in my life at a critical time.
I’ll never forget her.
Susan Odgers
💜🦋🙏🕊🌲🧜‍♀️
Jennifer at Barn Sanctuary
Feb 10, 2020
Kathy must have been a kindhearted and compassionate person. She helped to save and improve the lives of others by being a supporter of Barn Sanctuary for the past two years. I didn't know Kathy personally but I do know that she made the world a better place. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Gail hughes
Feb 10, 2020
Kathy you were a lovely lady. I'm going to miss you lots . Heaven has gained another angel. Your not in pain anymore fly free and light now Kathy until we meet again rest in peace xx
Marlene Abbott
Feb 09, 2020
I met Kathy only a few times and found her sweet and soft spoken when Fairril and her husband took us both out to dinner. We spoke a few times at wedding and baby showers for Fairril and she said that she had made many of the table decorations and they were so pretty. She was so limited on what she could do because of her illness but you could tell she was pleased when she was complemented on what a nice job she did. I pray that her soul is now with God and they she is free from pain and her disabilities and is now restored to a happy lady in excellent health. Rest in peace Kathy.
Brenda Dietz
Feb 09, 2020
I only got to physically be around Kathy a few times the years we were accounted. We did stay in touch through social media. She always treated me as a long time relative. She was a great encourage. My condolences go out to her family.
Debbie Physician-Foster
Feb 09, 2020
I Remember some good times when we were kids! I’m just glad I got to see you one more time! You will always be in my heart! Love you Kathy! At least I know you’re not suffering anymore! Till we meet again dear cousin!
Lisa Colbeck
Feb 09, 2020
Deepest condolences sent to Kathy's family. Kathy was a wonderful friend and warrior.. She was always there for others. She will be missed so much. Hugs sent r.i.p lovely lady xxx
Kristie Collins
Feb 09, 2020
Kathy was such a great friend and an amazing woman. She taught me so much through pur friendship. I will miss her terribly but am glad she is at peace. Love you always my friend. Prayers of peace for your family.
Sabrina & Tom
Feb 09, 2020
I cannot believe you're gone. But i can believe you are free of the pain you have carried so long. I will miss you here on earth, but i rejoice for your freedom from the body that held you here. I love you, my friend.
Vickie storey
Feb 09, 2020
So sorry to all Kathy's family.. off the loss off my beautiful sister and fibro friend she will be at peace now. with the angels looking after her .. r I.p. beautiful friend xx