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Kay D. Crosby

December 24, 1942February 15, 2010

Kay Dawn (Cook) Crosby, aged 67, of Lake Odessa, was called Home to be with her Lord on Monday afternoon, February 15, 2010. Kay was born in Lansing, MI on December 24, 1942 to George and Catherine (Blackmer) Cook. She graduated from Lake Odessa High School in 1961. For the past 25 years, Kay had been employed by MRHA (Michigan Retail Hardware Association). She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Kay is survived by her children, Ron and Leslee Crosby, Kris Crosby, and Raymond Crosby; grandchildren, Cody, Ashley, Troy, Zachary, Raymond, Jr., and Alexander Crosby; sisters, Georgia Catt and Pamela Cook; brother, John and Jane Cook; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, February 17 at the Koops Funeral Chapel in Lake Odessa, where the Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 PM. The funeral mass and committal service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 18 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Lake Odessa. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to a Hospice organization of the donor's choice. Funeral Service February 18, 2010 11:00 AM St. Edwards Catholic Church 531 Jordan Lake Street Lake Odessa, MI

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February 14, 2010

I will miss Kay so much. I always loved hearing her stories of growing up. She was so witty. Her laugh would make me laugh. She is one of the strongest woman I have had the pleasure of knowing. My prayers go out to her family. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead. With Sincerest Sympathy~ Gail Kay ~ I got up and dialed your number And your voice came on the line That old familiar message I heard a thousand times it just said Sorry that I missed you Leave a message and god bless I know you think I'm crazy But I had to hear your voice again I'm gonna miss that smile I'm gonna miss you my friend Even though it hurts the way it ended up I'd do it all again So play it sweet in heaven 'Cause that's right where you wanna be I'm not crying 'cause I feel so sorry for you I'm crying for me ~ Gail lyrics from Toby Keith/Cryin' for Me Posted by Gail Hector - Eaton Rapids, MI - Friend/Co-worker   February 24, 2010

February 14, 2010

I was born August 5, 1942 so Kay Dawn and I were the same age but I was 4 months older. Our family visited Kay Dawn's family farm a great deal. I loved to ride her horse plus she was a lot of fun and had a great sence of humor. She was in 4-H and we would look at their displays at the Ionia Free Fair. Aunt Kate and my mother(Hy Kramer were sisters)so our two families got together often. We love to eat and we both had mothers that loved to cook. I called Kay Dawn in October for a short visit and after 3 hours of laughing and talking about old times and new times we said goodnight. My sister Jean and I visited her in Lake Odessa in November and she was not feeling well but she was laughing and talking and that is how I will remember Kay Dawn, a great cousin, mother, grandmother and friend. Your much older cousin Dick Kramer. Posted by Richard W. Kramer - St. Johns, MI   February 16, 2010

February 14, 2010

You have my sympathy. Posted by Terrie Kramer - Pewamo, MI   February 16, 2010

February 14, 2010

I remember Aunt Kay from when I was a girl and we would have Christmas at ya'll house. I remember making cookies and she complimented me on how cute and good they were. Only good memories, though it's been a long time. Our prayers are with you. Mom and Dad still speak of her with much love. Nicole Posted by Nicole Crosby - Fayetteville, TN - niece   November 06, 2011

February 14, 2010

here is a poem i found for her. Nan to walk into your room and see you smile, I walked over and hugged you all the time, you always made me smile and always had stories to tell. I loved sitting with you everyday and listen to the memories you had to share You showed us that life cant be all that bad there is always a light at the end of a tunnel, You were so strong, You had faith in us all, You had great sprit even if the day was dull. you weren't just my Nan you were my best friend I know you had to go, now I feel I'm alone but I know you're close. when I feel the warmth at night I know its you giving me a good night kiss, when I feel my chest getting tight I know that's you giving me a big hug, when I feel the wind brush through my hair I know your whispering hello to me .. when I see the sun shine I know you're happy, when I see that bright star I know that's you watching down on us all and smiling now a beautiful angel watching over us all, we pray to you each night. Loosing you Nan broke my heart and every day without a doubt I think of you and shed a little tear, for a Nan I loved so dear Source: My Beautiful Angel, Grandmother Death Poems http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/death/poetry.asp?poem=28200#ixzz12682RWKx Posted by Ashley Crosby - GrandDaughter   October 11, 2010

February 14, 2010

So so sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom well. Healing prayers for the family. Posted by Sara Mallison - Lake Odessa, MI   February 22, 2010

February 14, 2010

Kay and I went to CMU and in her honor I wore a bright yellow shirt to the funeral. I had a CMU cap but decided not to wear it but Kay must still be laughing.Thank you John and Jane for taking such good care of her as well as her kids and grandchildren, relatives, teachers, friends, neighbors and anyone in Lake Odessa for helping as well. Ron and Lesley(your mother,those who took her for treatments)sorry I can't remember all the names and all those who were with her that I did not meet.It is so special to be around such nice people--listen to their stories about Kay and her home plus it's History.The Priest kept saying Family & Grandchildren and that is what in times like this we are all a great big FAMILY.(The Family of a helping community) Thanks again to all of you. Dick Kramer Posted by Richard W. Kramer - St. Johns, MI   February 19, 2010

February 14, 2010

I forgot Kay played the Piano along with Uncle Bill Blackmer(Kay's mother Brother) and Uncle Clem Kramer(Aunt Hy's husband) played the saxophone. I also remember we made Home Ice Cream by cranking it which sure was good. Posted by Richard W. Kramer - St. Johns, MI   February 19, 2010

February 14, 2010

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy and love, Ted, Becky & Family Posted by Becky Kramer Droste - Pewamo, MI   February 18, 2010

February 14, 2010

I was a classmate at Lake Odessa High. I will miss her smile. She was always a smileing and warm person. Good to everyone. Posted by Nancy (Moe) Eash - Grand Rapids, MI   February 17, 2010