Kathleen McCormick, 88Published 2:15pm Monday, December 24, 2012
Born: Nov. 3, 1924
Died: Dec. 24, 2012
Kathleen McCormick, 88, of Missions East in Niles, Mich., died at 4:18 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Mich., following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1924 in Muskegon, Mich., to John and Trena (Rose) Boonstra. She was graduated from Niles High School, and has lived in Niles most of her life, including many years on Wayne Street. She was employed in the offices of the former Davis Products.
Kathleen was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Niles and was a member and past president of the Fort Saint Joseph Historical Society. She was a member of the Seepewa Reading Club, and the Class of ’42 reunion committee. She and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and internationally, always remembering their 50th anniversary in Hawaii as the favorite trip.
On July 17, 1943 in Massachusetts she married Andrew D. McCormick, Jr. who preceded her in death on March 5, 1997. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Hildebrand, and by her sisters, Evelyn Mould and Anarose Davis.
Surviving family includes her children, Patricia (& Gerry) Deakin of Shreveport, La., Michael (& Gaye) McCormick of Mattawan, Mich., and Steven (& Kathy) McCormick of Vicksburg, Mich.; grandchildren, Richard (& Jen) Horvat, Paul (& Tracie Uhse) Deakin, Cy (& Marnie) Hildebrand, Seth (& Krysti) Hildebrand, Justin (& Emily) Hildebrand, and Connor McCormick; ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Kathleen McCormick will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ray Fulbright of the church officiating. Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday. Contributions in memory of Kathleen may be made to The Foundation of the First Presbyterian Church; or to the Hope Rescue Mission c/o Hope Ministries, Post Office Box 4488, South Bend, IN 46634.
Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.