Charlotte A. Kurty, 80, of Niles

Published 9:01am Friday, February 28, 2014

May 9, 1933 — Feb. 27, 2014

Charlotte A. Kurty, 80, of Niles, passed away at The Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Charlotte was born on May 9, 1933, to the late Walter and Ethel (Rowe) McKay in Owosso, Mich. After graduating from Ovid-Elsie High School, Charlotte wed the love of her life, Willard F. Kurty on August 15, 1953 in Ovid, Mich. Together they had four wonderful children. She was a homemaker her entire life, a wonderful cook and baker, and was a Michigan State Sports enthusiast. Charlotte’s greatest love was that for her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel McKay; husband, Willard; daughter, Lisa Kurty; two brothers, C. Wayne and James McKay and two sisters, Doris Buysse and Lorraine Buchele.

Charlotte is survived by her children, Karla Schadler of Niles, Lee (Carol) Kurty of Niles, Willard I. Kurty of Niles; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Charlotte will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home with a time of visitation one hour prior. A private interment will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Charlotte’s name may do so to the Niles District Library General Fund at 620 East Main Street, Niles.

Memories, messages for the family or photos of Charlotte may be uploaded to her personal webpage at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles.

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