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Katherine J. Baker DeLoof

April 15, 1946 — March 22, 2024

Battle Creek

Katherine J. Baker DeLoof

Katherine Baker DeLoof, also known as Kitty and Meme Lake peacefully passed away at home on March 22, surrounded by her loving family. She was 77 years old and received compassionate care from hospice. At the time of her passing, Kitty is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years, Kenneth DeLoof, her daughter Tiffany DeLoof Jackman (John), her son Michael DeLoof, two granddaughters Abigale and Allison Jackman, and three grandsons Brody, Chase and Dylan. Additionally, Kitty is survived by her sister-in-law Marlene Fraser (Tom), brother-in-law Rick Deloof (Kim), and cherished relatives including Lauren Bonnes (Greg), Beth Jones (Kevin), Mason Jenkins (Nancy), and Lynn Carmichael. She also leaves behind several great-nieces, nieces and nephews. Throughout her academic journey, Kitty attended Lakeview High School and Pine Crest in Florida before graduating with a business degree from Western Michigan University. Sadly, preceding Kitty in death were her parents AC and Leola Baker, her sister Sally Jenkins, and brother David Baker. Kitty devoted her life to entrepreneurship and alongside her husband Ken, she co-founded and managed numerous local businesses such as Baker Land Company, Baker Mobile Home Park, Hit -Em Here Recreational Center, and DeLoof’s Car Wash. Their impact on the community was significant as they created avenues for joy and connection. Among all those who knew her, Kitty's warmth, kindness, and love for her family and friends were evident. She found joy in boating on the lake, treasured moments with her family, and had a deep adoration for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed Bunco, mah-jongg, Club 64, manicures and pedicures, going to The Barn Theater, trips to Ft. Lauderdale and spending time up north.   Quality time spent with her grandchildren through foot rubs and sleepovers brought her great joy. Those around her couldn't help but be infected by her contagious laugh. As per her wishes, Kitty will be cremated, and a private service will be held to honor her memory. Instead of flowers, she requested that individuals carry out an act of kindness for a stranger, reflecting her own generous spirit and compassion towards others. Kitty’s legacy of love, generosity, and entrepreneurship will continue to serve as inspiration for those fortunate enough to have known her. Her absence will be deeply felt and she will always be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. www.henryfuneralhome.org


 
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