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Virginia Elaine Kaye

12/30/1926

04/09/2019

Visitation

Saturday, April 13 at 10 AM

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 13 at 11 AM

Memorial Contributions

St. Robert of Newminster Parish

Virginia Elaine Kaye, age 92, of Grand Rapids (formerly Lowell, MI and Bradenton, FL) was called to her eternal home on April 9, 2019, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born December 30, 1926. She was a 1944 graduate of Catholic Central High School. She married Eugene (Gene) Kaye on August 27, 1948, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to his death in 2010. Virginia and Gene built and ran Arrowhead Golf Course in Lowell, MI which would be a labor of love and the birthplace of the work ethic and love for the game that they instilled in their children. When patrons would complain about the green fees, Virginia was quick to point out, “The Sunshine is Free.” Her proudest accomplishments were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who gave her the title she was most proud of in her last several years, Gigi. She is survived by her daughters, Mary L. (Jeff) Jones of Grand Rapids, MI; Susan J. (Dennis) Meltzer of Grand Rapids, MI; Elizabeth A. Bindley of Grand Rapids, MI; and son, Michael J. (Jama) Kaye of Indianapolis, IN. Also surviving are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Virginia on Saturday, April 13 at 11 AM in the Marian Chapel (enter at door A, southwest entrance off Ada Drive) at St.Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr, Ada, MI 49301. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Robert of Newminster Parish.

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5 Responses

  1. So Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sorry for your loss. If there’s anything I can do please let me know.

  3. Mike and Jama, So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Lifting you both in prayer. Hoping beautiful memories will ease your sadness in days to come.

    Jennifer Bleeke

  4. Oh Jama I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing….sending my prayers and thoughts as you grieve her passing.

  5. Mary, Jeff & Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your Mothers passing and sorry to
    have missed her Mass at St Roberts. Know we hope you find great comfort in keeping the good memories in your hearts.

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