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November 15, 1939 - September 10, 2021

Burial Date September 17, 2021

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Haven Church, 5350 N. Sprinkle Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49004, with Pastor John Sparks officiating. Interment will follow at East Cooper Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Distribution Program at Haven Church (checks payable to Haven Church), c/o the funeral home.

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Kay went to her heavenly home and met her Savior on Friday, September 10, 2021, at age 81. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on November 15, 1939, the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Estling) Wallace. Kay was a graduate of Eastern High School.

A woman of faith, she loved the Lord, her family. church and community. Kay was an active and long-term member of Haven Church where she served in many different ministries including children’s church leader, Bible study teacher, prayer warrior, and library volunteer.

An avid reader, Kay enjoyed sharing her love of books with others. She served on the board of the Friends of the Parchment Library for several years. Kay’s special interests and hobbies included gardening, silk floral arranging, knitting, and counted cross stitch.

In December of 1957, Kay was united in marriage to David H. Bowden, who preceded her in death on July 23, 2002. She is survived by her children, Barb (Jack) Patterson, Bonnie Bowden, Loni (Bill) Horn and David Bowden, Jr; grandchildren, April Patterson, and Holly (Greg) Hill; great-grandchildren, Katie Patterson, Logan Holewa and Lilly, Levi, and Elaina Hill; sister, Ruth Hoshield; and sister-in-law, Agnes Cliffe. Besides her parents and husband, Kay was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Bowden and brother, Charles “Whitey” Wallace.