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Mary Kathryn "Kay" Odette

September 9, 1923 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 94)

Mary Kathryn (Kay) Odette, 94, of Ionia, Michigan, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, comfortably at her home with loved ones by her side.

She was preceded in passing by her husband, William George Odette and her sons, Robert Odette and Thomas Odette; her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Odette; her brothers, Leo Doyle, Morris Doyle, Louis Doyle and William Doyle. She is survived by her sons, Dr. William Odette, Jr., David Odette, John Odette and wife, Renee Odette; her daughter, Dr. Caroline Odette and husband Dr. Anastas Pass; her sister, Patricia Brush; grandchildren, Olivia Odette, Owen Odette, Ian Odette, Cullen Odette, Johnathon Odette, Erin Bosco and her husband, Mike Bosco; her great-grandchildren, Henry Bosco and Zoe Bosco; and several nieces and nephews.

Kay was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, met her husband Bill in Windsor, Ontario and they were married in 1953. She lived in numerous homes both in Canada and the U.S., eventually calling Ionia home in 1966. She was a secretary, sales representative, CFO, school board president, gardener, friend, sister, mother, and her favorite - grandmother.  Kay loved quilting, had a green thumb with flowers and plants and played bridge in her younger years. Trips overseas with her sister and best friend Pat, were some of her favorite times, along with being with her children, of whom she was very proud.  She also had a very strong faith and worked with special needs children and adults for several years at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ionia (ssppcatholic.com) or the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).

Visitation will be on May 2, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich St, Ionia, MI, (616) 527-2250.  With a rosary at 6:30 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be on May 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 434 High St., Ionia, MI 48846.  Kay will be interred at a later date, next to Bill, in Tilbury, Ontario at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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