Katherine “Kay” Williams

GRAND RAPIDS — Katherine A. “Kay” Williams, passed away May 26, 2016, at home. Kay was born March 27, 1939, in Adrian; the daughter of Adrian and Irene (Finley) Williams. Raised in Blissfield, Kay was a 1957 graduate of Blissfield High School, a graduate of Adrian College, and she received her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. An educator and teacher for 33 years, Kay was the Director of the special needs program at Kent Occupational High School. A huge University of Michigan fan, Kay enjoyed watching their football and basketball games. Kay also enjoyed reading, the out of doors, camping, golfing, and traveling in their motor home, including driving to Alaska and wintering in Anna Maria Island, Fla,.  Most of all; Kay loved her family, friends, and the staff at Kent Occupational. Kay is survived by her best friend: Pat Black, sisters-in-law: Judy Williams and Pat Williams, five nieces, and 11 great nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Thomas Williams and Robert (Red) Williams, and a niece:  Wendy Williams. Kay’s family will receive friends Tuesday, May 31, 2016, noon-2 p.m. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton; where her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Pastor Brian Bunch, officiating. Burial will take place Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2 p.m. in Ashland Center Cemetery, Grant, Michigan. Memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or St Mary’s Foundation, The Thrive Program will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Kay’s family.