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Kathleen S. Beduhn went to be with her loving husband on January 9, 2021. She was a generous and devoted wife, Mother, grandmother, and friend. In 1928, Kathleen was born to Carl and Ruby (Ellsworth) Hyrns in Grand Rapids. After graduating from Cedars Springs High School in 1946, Kathy moved to Grand Rapids to work as a Bell Telephone operator. While there she met the love of her life Richard Beduhn, who preceded her in death in 2014. They were married for 67-1/2 years. Kathleen leaves behind her children, Valerie (Lance) Bush, Adam Beduhn, Rand (Lori) Beduhn, Renée (Chuck) Collins, Sheree (David) Newell, and Scott Beduhn; grandchildren: Anthony (Michele) Plants, Curtis (Emily) King, Zachariah and Eiin Woodley, Jacquelyn (Bradley) Hewett, Josh (Caitlin) Newell, Seth Beduhn and Sarah (Roger) Bishop; great-grandchildren, Michael (Paige) Plants, Nicholas Plants, Charlie and Cecilia King, Aiden Newell, Wyatt Bishop, Josephine and Eleanor Hewett; and great-great-granddaughter, Aria Plants. Her beloved brother and sisters Alva (Donna) Hyrns, Ella Myers and Theresa Beduhn as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Kathy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and GFWC of Hastings. She attended Hope United Methodist Church. Kathy served as a Den Mother for her daughters’ Bluebird Troops and sons’ & grandson’s Cub Scout Troops. Kathy loved to watch birds, collect bird figurines, paint ceramics and tried her hand at country painting with her dear friend Joan BeBeau. If music was playing you could always catch Kathy tapping her feet or singing along. She loved dancing with Richard, whether it was doing the polka, square dancing, or modern dancing. They traveled all over Michigan following her favorite band “The Four Guys” where they danced the night away. Friends and family always said that Kathy was a special person who made them feel welcomed and loved, was a lovely person inside & out and had a beautiful smile. Kathy made sure that she would always stop and chat with everyone she knew whether it was in a restaurant or as she was leaving church. We hold many fond memories of her. The family will be having a Celebration of Life for Kathleen at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to GFWC-Hastings Women’s Club scholarship program, CASA for Kids, of Barry & Eaton County, Hope United Methodist Church children’s fund or the American Legion Post #45. To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, Hastings 

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