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J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home

811 Finley Dr, Albion, MI

OBITUARY

Deanna G. Kehoe

January 12, 1947November 3, 2019

Deanna G. Kehoe age 72 of Coldwater passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. She was born January 12, 1947 in Coldwater, Michigan, the daughter of Alden and Fannie (Whitt) Haynes. She married Donald Kehoe on August 28, 1971 and he preceded her in death on November 22, 2003. She is also preceded in death by her parents. Deanna worked as Branch Manager for AAA for almost 30 years and most recently for Putnam Funeral Home as Office Manager for many years until her retirement in December of 2016. She had a vibrant spirit and was always known to have a smile on her face. She loved life and everything it had to offer including traveling to every place she could, going out to eat, theater, music and going to concerts. She was a member of the Coldwater United Methodist Church and was very involved in many church activities including using her gift as an organist and playing the bells. She was also a staple at the Burnside Center and would involve herself in the many activities and trips that were going on there. Deanna’s greatest love was her friends and family. She loved and cherished any opportunity to spend with them. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Jolette (Brian) Thole of Centreville, brother, John (Martine) Haynes of Kingsport, TN, nieces and nephews: Karen (Steve) Bell, John C. (Vanessa) Haynes, Kevin Kehoe, Heather (Dan) Keefer, Holly (Kevin) Lamb, her beloved dog, Paco and countless friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Coldwater United Methodist Church, 26 Marshall St. Services will be held at the church on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10AM with Reverend Julie Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in Batavia Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Deanna’s memory may be made to Mary Martha Diner of the Coldwater United Methodist Church or to the Branch County Food Pantry. To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019

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Deanna G. Kehoe

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Cindy Paul

November 7, 2019

I lived her smile and she will be in my heart forever , but god will show her the way she will be a special angel in our lord's hands god bless the family may be peace to you all.

Ed & Shirley Perkins

November 6, 2019

Jolette, we are so very sorry for your loss. We have many good memories of our time together at the First United Methodist Church of Bronson. Your Mom and I worked closely together on the music for our worship services. She was so easy to work with and did such a nice job of playing the organ for our services. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude to go along with that smile. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you in the days ahead. Grace to you and Peace!

Larry Kibiloski

November 6, 2019

Deanna was a true friend and classmate. Simply put, she was the best of us & will truly be missed. She will truly be missed.

Jeanette Kehoe

November 5, 2019

We are so very sad and sorry Jolette, family, and ever so many friends. Our Dee - such a happy , kind, smart, and admirable lady.
Our hearts are breaking for you.
With love and prayers,
Jeanette, Wendy, Myste, Shrina, Korinna, Hank, Torrie and family.

Donna Truex, Hamilton

November 5, 2019

No one could bring a quicker smile to my face than Deanna. Her laughter was contagious and her love for serving was magnanimous. She loved helping when I worked at the Chamber of Commerce. She’ll definitely be missed.

Tony Welsh

November 5, 2019

I worked with Deanna from 1976 through 1979 as a rookie agent at the Coldwater AAA office. I remember her support, humor and friendship fondly. Deanna was a wonderful person, mentor and friend from long ago. My prayers and condolences to her family.

Tony Welsh

Sherrie Reese

November 5, 2019

Loved being on trips with her...always a smile and kind words. She will be missed.

Joam McKinnon

November 5, 2019

We’re going to miss you so at Mary & Martha’s Dinner, Deanna, your dedication to serving our special guests with a warm and inviting smile was also your special gift to all of us working together in His service as a team.
John and I are so very sorry for your loss, Jolette. May the hugs and kind words of friends and family help to move you through the days ahead and may wonderful memories of the past keep you wrapped in love forever.
Joan (McKinnon) Rohloff and John Rohloff

Roy and jessie Woods

November 5, 2019

We just remember Deanna and her love and joy for life and family and so glad to have been a part of her and her whole family! What a cousin! Love Roy and Jessie woods! From muscadine Al!

Sharry Kirtley

November 5, 2019

Many memories of growing up with Deanna. So very sorry to hear of her passing.

FROM THE FAMILY