Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home

30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI


Kathryn Robyn Kennedy

January 14, 1962June 28, 2019

Kathryn Robyn Kennedy passed away on June 28, 2019 at the age of 57. She was the loving wife of Raymond “Butch” Discher. She was the beloved mother of Courtney Discher, Ryan Discher, and the late Crystal Discher. She was the dear daughter of Maxine and the late Merideth Kennedy. She is also survived by six loving and supporting sisters, many in-laws, and extended family.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 3 to 8pm at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Road in Madison Heights. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 10:30am at the funeral home. Guest may visit on Wednesday beginning at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathryn’s memory are appreciated to a charity supporting ovarian cancer research.


  • Raymond “Butch” Discher, Husband
  • Courtney Discher, Daughter
  • Ryan Discher, Son
  • The late Crystal Discher, Daughter
  • Maxine and the late Merideth Kennedy, Parents
  • She is also survived by six loving and supporting sisters, many in-laws, and extended family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Kathryn Robyn Kennedy

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lauri brown

July 5, 2019

to kathryn's family and friends=my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. kathryn was a beautiful lady with a positive personality and strong will!!! it was a privilege and an honor to have taken care of her and she will be missed. we all grew to care about and for her in the short time that we knew her- and it was a blessing for us. lauri b rn

Fara Gold

July 3, 2019

Kathryn will always be remembered for her deep caring heart and soul for our vulnerable seniors. She gave so much of herself to helping many families find their way to the care they needed and inspired and mentored many others to adopt her loving servant’s heart of leadership. Heaven has gained a true angel.

Kristi Cawley

July 2, 2019

I met Kathryn in 2013 at Brookdale. We were doing a training exercise and she was my coach. Her kindness immediately stood out to me as I was going through a hard time having just lost my father.

She later joined my sales team and I was so thrilled to get to know her even more. We spent great travel time talking about work stuff but we connected on faith and family. She was so proud of her family.

My heart and prayers are with you all. I hope that knowing she is no longer in pain and that we will see her again brings you comfort.

Rest in Peace Kathryn.

Until we meet again,


Michael Heard

July 1, 2019

I never had the opportunity to meet Kathryn though I feel as if I've known her for a long long time as she was the wife of my very dear friend Raymond (Butch). I grew up with the Discher family and have in a way stayed in contact with Butch over the years and he always shared with me his indelible love for his wife Kathryn and their children. The news of her passing saddens me much although I'm comforted knowing that she suffers no more and that her eternal spirit will shadow all of those who knew and loved her. Butch, I want you to know that my kindest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. Much love brother, Michael and Pamela Heard

Debra Prange

July 1, 2019

Butch, Courtney, and Ryan:

Although we have never met, I feel like I know you. Long car rides for work gave Kathryn and I time to talk about so many things. I admired her for many things; her talent, her energy, her humor...but mostly her love of her family. She was my co-worker, my partner, and my friend. We had so many great laughs together.

Kathryn was admired and loved by so many of our co-workers at Horizon Bay, Brookdale, and Enlivant. I will miss her dearly, but I understand that is a drop in the bucket to what you are experiencing.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deb Prange

Brittany Aceto

June 30, 2019

Kathryn hired me in 2016 at Enlivant. She was one of the geniune bosses I've had to date. I am so sad to hear of her passing. My heart and prayers are with those closest to her. May God grant you peace during this time.


Brittany Aceto