OBITUARY

Kay Ellen Kapp

September 2, 1951April 23, 2021
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Kay Ellen Kapp, age 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 23, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Quata Shelton and husband, Harry Kapp.

She will be lovingly missed by her children Andrew (Marlene) Cohle, Dustin (Jodie) Cohle, Corey (Elisa) Cohle; stepchildren Dany Kapp and Dana Kapp; grandchildren Ashton, Trenton, Braxton, Lorelei, Vincent; brother, Darrell (Joyce) Shelton; nieces Natalie Shelton and Leigh Shelton; nephew, Max Shelton; and many friends.

Kay was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, graduating high school in 1969. She attended William Jewell College, receiving a bachelors in History in 1973. She obtained a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri. Kay and family moved to Michigan in 1982, where she raised three boys. Kay enjoyed playing tennis, watching sports, traveling, volunteering for multiple organizations, and spending time with her family and friends. Kay made friends easily and enjoyed socializing and gathering with others. She always made sure her family and friends felt loved.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home, 2067 84th St., Byron Center.

In honor of Kay and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of West Michigan. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Cheryl Winkle

September 7, 2021

I left memory previously. Kay was very dear to me. I don't know how to get in touch with you boys. Please get in touch with me. 616-286-7018. I wasn't aware of your Mom's death until July. I moved from Sentenil and have been ill Please get in touch if you get this. I really cared about her. She is in my thoughts all The time.🐶🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Dwight and Karen Rogers

August 14, 2021

We were Kay and Harry’s neighbors in South Carolina. We recently found out that Kay passed away and it saddens us to hear this news. Kay and Harry volunteered with Mobile Meals and volunteered at the school I worked at years ago helping students with their reading. When they stayed in Michigan, our sons took care of the yard for them. They were both awesome and loving people. They will remain the best neighbors anyone could ever have. Prayers to the family and again we are sorry to hear about Kay.

Ruth Kaup

April 30, 2021

Kay was a cherished friend for 55 years. High school days, band,
slumber parties, etc. were all the more lively with Kay's sense of
humor.
We were bridesmaids for each other and continued to enjoy those years. Much later though miles apart we also met Harry and our occasional times together remained fun and sweet. She will be dearly missed!

Barb Weatherhead

April 29, 2021

I became fast friends with Kay when she and Harry and the boys moved into Kenowa Hills. We were also new to the district and our kids went to school together. We participated at school functions together frequently. We used to walk the neighborhood and talk and laugh so much. In recent years I was able to join Kay and another friend for a monthly lunch. I will miss her very much and her fantastic spirit and humor. She was a great lady.

LYNN WITTMEIER

April 29, 2021

We camped with Harry and Kay at VIP RV LaFeria RV park in LaFeria, TX for many years. They were our neighbors our 1st year there. Always loved seeing Kay and Harry. When we first started going to TX we had a group of about 15 who all graduated in 1969. Rest in Peace Kay. Your friends, Lynn and Loren.

Becky Bivens

April 29, 2021

I am so sad to see Kay passed away. I met her and Harry in LaFeria, TX where we stayed at the same RV park. It was interesting to find that we only lived 30 miles apart in Michigan. She was a fun and funny lady. My heart goes out to her family and friends. One last cheer to you Kay.

Ellen Moezpoor

April 27, 2021

I was Kay's sister-in-law when she was married to my brother, Steve. I always enjoyed Kay's company - she was so much fun to be around! Also she was very thoughtful. When I was a freshman at Missouri University in Columbia, MO and was homesick, Kay brought me a care package full of goodies - I will never forget that act of kindness. My husband, Amir, also really liked Kay. She welcomed him into our family with open arms when we got married, and he always enjoyed her company very much. In recent years, we were not in contact often with Kay - just the occasional Christmas card exchange. But Kay has, and always will have, a special place in my heart. Rest in peace, sister.
Love,
Ellen

Valerie Blostein

April 26, 2021

To Kay’s family,
I was heartbroken to learn of the passing of your mom, grandmommy and my dear friend. Kay was funny,smart and just great to be with. I will miss our lunches and the lively conversations, especially those about politics! She will be missed beyond measure.
Valerie Blostein

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