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Katherine Ann "Kathy" (Vasel) Latty

Katherine Ann "Kathy" (Vasel) Latty
  • October 11, 1950 - December 11, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“I am in shock! Have only lived next door to Brad and Kathy for a year. but the first day we moved in she came over, introduced herself and Brad, gave...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Cyndi Minear - Battle Creek

“I am sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was an amazing person - kind, thoughtful, and always willing to help. ”
2 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“Brad...Linda and I are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs and hope you will find peace and love in the many memories you shared together....Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Richard Schlatter - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Brad,I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I'm not living in Battle Creek now, so I don't hear of things right away. I can...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Patricia Pearlman Steffes - MI

“Dear Brad, I just learned of Kathy passing. There are so many memories. Thinking of you and sending deepest sympathy. Will keep you in my prayers. ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Susan Taylor-McCallum - VA

“Brad, We were so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a such lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Sue Case - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss, Brad. The two of you were such wonderful neighbors. ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Rance & Linda Leaders - Olympia, WA

“Brad,I can't imagine the loss you feel. I pray that you find a wellspring of peace and comfort as you move through these difficult days. My thoughts...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Mark H Lambert - Friend

“I worked closely with Kathy many times when I was employed at the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. She was so helpful and efficient and truly...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Kathleen Mechem - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Brad, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Kathy. I always looked forward to our meetings and her positive outlook. Please know that you...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: John Bauman - Battle Creek, MI

“Kathy was so beautiful inside and out. We will always remember her class, Kindness, Humor and honesty. ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Michael & Julie Ingle - MI

“Aunt Kathy, you were such a major influence in my life. So many memories from wet and wild pizzas to you and Brad taking me bowling and babysitting...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Paul Baker - Phoenix, AZ - Family

“Brad I remember Kathy from my days at McKinley school and she was always so congenial and so friendly and thoughtful of everyone. My heart goes out...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Barb Cady-Clissold - Marshall

“Dear Brad, I am so very sorry that you have lost your partner and love of your life. Kathy was a delightful person with a positive word, so generous...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Stacy Muzljakovich - Pilot Point, TX

“Brad: I was very surprised to hear about Kathy. I always thought that she was a very special lady. I always enjoyed her smile, her kindness and...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Warren Sprick - Sarasota, FL

“Brad,I was so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I always enjoyed running in to the two of you. Kathy always had a smile and was so warm and...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Robin Groat - Battle Creek, MI

“Brad I am so saddened to hear of kathy's passing. I always enjoyed seeing you two. Kathy was always kind and accepting towards others. I wish you...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Robin groat - Friend

“I'm so sad to hear of Kathy's passing. She and Brad remain some of my favorite people and were always such great friends to my parents, brother and...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Erin Rothney - Peachtree City, GA

“I am so sad to learn of Kathy's passing. She was truly a wonderful person and colleague - always so friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure knowing...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Vivian Burch - Kalamazoo, MI

“I had the great pleasure of working with Kathy for my time at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. She always had a smile and her care and compassion for...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Dorothy Malcolm - MI - Coworker

“I worked with Kathy at Bronson Battle Creek for a few years prior to her retirement. Kathy was warm, loving and caring with a delightful sense of...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Cheryl Knapp - MI - Coworker

“Brad, I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please reach out if you need anything. ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Rick Harris - Friend

“Brad: My very, very deepest sympathy for this devastating loss. I always heard good things about Kathy when I worked with BCHS. Sending thoughts,...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Cummins - Concord, MI

“So very sorry to learn of the passing of one of the kindest ladies I had the pleasure to work with at BCHS. She often referred to being my partner...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Patti Hubbard - East Leroy, MI

“Brad,sorry to hear of your wife's passing.May the Lord bring peace to you and your family at this difficult time. ”
25 of 37 | Posted by: Mike Pecci - Nashville, MI

“Brad,We send our deepest condolences on your loss. Kathy was a special lady. We loved and appreciated her warmth and kindness. She will be greatly...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Denise Brooks-Williams - Detroit, MI

“kath,was the the nicest person always a smile,the greatest person, the world will surely miss her ”
27 of 37 | Posted by: Penny Ryan Ryan - Battle creek, MI

“Oh Brad, I am devastated to hear this news. I loved Kathy as a lifelong friend. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Cathy Swafford - Pikeville, TN

“We grew up with Kathy on Van Buren St. So loved going to her house to play dress up! Such a lovely,funny, warm person. So very sorry Brad. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Pamela (Murdock) Hartgerink - FL

“We grew up with Kathy on Van Buren St. So loved going to her house to play dress up! Such a lovely warm person. So sorry Brad. ”
30 of 37 | Posted by: Pamela (Murdock) Hartgerink - FL

“Brad, Tim and I were so saddened to hear today of Kathy's passing through another friend still living in Battle Creek. What can I say? So many sweet...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Linda & Tim Sartore - GA - Friend

“Brad, Shirley and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully fond memories of your years together will help you through these difficult times....Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Tom Beuchler - Bellevue, MI

“Brad, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you be comforted by wonderful memories of your...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Michelle Brubaker - Athens, MI

“Brad, Kathy will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Bill Elliott - Battle Creek, MI

“Brad: I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathy many years ago when I was the staffing coordinator for the nursing department at Battle...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Lori Sebright - Battle Creek, MI

“Brad and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, heavens gained a beautiful angle when they received Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: James Higgins - Delton, MI

“Kathy was a beautiful person and I have fond memories of working with her at Bronson. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. May...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Kelli Byrne - KALAMAZOO, MI


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Katherine "Kathy" Ann (Vasel) Latty, 70, a life-long Battle Creek resident, died peacefully at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Kathy was born October 11, 1950 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Naum and Petrulla (Christ) Vasel. She was a 1968 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and attended Kellogg Community College. Kathy was employed for 48 years at Leila Hospital, Battle Creek Health System, and Bronson Battle Creek. She retired in 2017 as the Executive Assistant for the Chief Operating Officer, James McKernan.

Katherine Ann Vasel was united in marriage to Bradford Earle Latty on October 10, 1969 at the former First Wesleyan Church in Battle Creek. Surviving are her husband, Brad; a special niece, Laura Hayter; two special nephews, Doug Hayter and Paul Baker; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and three half-sisters: Sandy Bailey, Ramona Baker, and Louise Hayter.

After retirement, Kathy signed up to volunteer at the hospital. She loved cooking, especially making Albanian dishes from recipes that her mother brought to the United States when she and her husband immigrated here. She loved her community, knew the connections, and was a valuable source of information. She dearly loved her cat, Lucy. Kathy will be remembered as an organized, in-charge person whether at work or play. She enjoyed shopping, attending different theatre venues, and loved organizing lunch/dinner outings for friends.

Friends will be received 3:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A service to celebrate Kathy's life will be officiated by James McKernan on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to recent regulations, attendance is limited to 25 persons. The service will be live-streamed, and those wishing to view may visit https://vimeo.com/489971917 or 'like & follow' the funeral home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to: American Liver Foundation National P.O. Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052 Phone 937-403-8329 or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan for Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3882. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.