Kathleen A. Noskey was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2022, after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer. Kathy was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Melissa: parents Ron and Stella Kathan; sister in-law, Elaine Sisk; and brother-in -law, Ron Pawloski. Kathy leaves behind her loving husband of 55 years Richard J. Noskey; children, Brent (Lisa) Noskey, Todd (Heather) Noskey, Wendy (Toby) Alderink, Heidi (Brandon) Barber; her 10 grandchildren, Zachary (Sarah) Noskey, Tyler Noskey, Grant Noskey, Taylor Noskey, Anthony Alderink, Matthew Noskey, Carter Noskey, Grace, Olivia, and Gavin Barber, and 3 bonus grandchildren. Kathy was also survived by her brother & sisters, Tom (Pearl) Kathan, Maureen Pawloski, Mike (Gale) Kathan, Chris (John) Hunt, Gregg (Kathy) Noskey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Kathy attended St. John Vianney elementary school, where she met the love of her life, Richard J. Noskey, at least that is what he told her, before she pushed him down on the playground. She later graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central in 1965, and married Richard shortly after. They moved to Lowell, in 1970, where they became proud members of the community, and raised all four of their children there. They became parishioners of St. Mary’s church in Lowell, where Kathy’s love of Jesus and her exceptional kindness was known to everyone. Kathy’s first career was as mom to her four kids, where she did an amazing job raising them. The job was so good, all four thought they were her favorite, she would always respond, “I love all my kids the same.”
Kathy then worked for 22 years at Amway before retiring. In retirement, she enjoyed camping with Richard, spending time with her family, and Tuesday morning breakfast at McDonalds with lifelong friends.
Kathy’s blessings were her family, especially her kids and grandchildren. “Mee Mee” loved spending time with all of her kids and grandkids, and you could tell by the sparkle in her eye and the beaming smile when she was around them, that she was truly happiest when she was with her whole family. She was the ultimate caregiver to all that knew her, always putting Christ, and family before herself. Her legacy was passing on her powerful faith in God and the Church to her family. “God is great all the time “. Was Mom’s favorite saying.
When diagnosed with cancer, she let the family know that she had Jesus on this journey and was ready to fight cancer head on. She did not back down, she instead put up a ferocious fight against that horrible disease and displayed the bravery of a warrior. She became, in her words, a prayer beggar, and not only asked for, but also prayed for others.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sherma and the hospice staff at Start Mid-West, all the hospice staff at Interim Hospice, and all those who have prayed for us and her on this journey.
Visitation will be held 5-8 PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331, with a rosary at 5:15 PM. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, St. Mary’s Church of Lowell, 402 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331, with visitation one hour prior to mass. Rev. Aaron Ferris presiding. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in memory of Kathy, to Interim Hospice, 1971 E. Beltline Ave NE, Suite 216, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525, or to St. Mary’s Church.