Kathleen N. Hosey

Kathleen (Kay) was surrounded by family when she passed from this world to the next on October 30, 2021. Kay was born in Lansing on October 11, 1938, to Charles Garms Ballard and Ernestine Alice (Wagoner) Ballard. The family moved to a farm in the Vermontville area when she was a child, and later to Bellevue.
Kay married Roger Dale Hosey on March 25, 1957. They farmed and raised their family in the Vermontville/Nashville area. Kay was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. Her interests included cooking, reading, and her pets, whom she considered family. After Roger died in 1997, Kay worked at Little’s Country Store near Thornapple Lake, and then at the deli in Carl’s Supermarket in Nashville.
Kay is survived by her brother Alfred (Sharon) Ballard of Bellevue, her daughter Rae Alice (Jeff) Murphy of Vermontville, her son Roger Charles (Debra) Hosey of Nashville, granddaughters Kathryn Murphy and husband Dan Rasey, Cassady (Andy) Brege, Aubrey (Tyler) Vandemark, Kolten Hosey, Dalton Hosey and great-grandchildren Cormac Rasey, Padraig Brege, Ailish Brege, and Madelynn Vandemark. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at the Kalamo Township Hall on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.