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Kawinn E. "Kay" Hopkins
  • Calhoun County DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter #7
    101 East Columbia Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“I was sad to learn of Kay's passing. I worked with Kay at KCC especially when she was the executive assistant to Dean Carole Edmonds. She was...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Elizabeth Neumeyer - Battle Creek, MI

“I enjoyed getting to know Kay in our years together at KCC. She will be missed. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Emily Lashmit (Horsman) - FL

“Angela and Mike my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Kay and I had such wonderful times together and I will miss her. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Alice Jones - Mobile, AL - Friend

“Sad news to read of Kay's passing. She was a caring and generous soul. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Worsham - Battle creek, MI

“Kay was a lovely lady, so sweet and kind. She was one of my moms best friend for many, many years. I know that Aunt Kay and my mom are together in...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jennifer (Haidl) Brackmyer - MI


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Kawinn E. "Kay" Hopkins, age 76, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019 at the Evergreen Senior Care & Rehab Center. She was born in Battle Creek on February 28, 1943, the daughter of Harlow O. and Irene Anna (Spaulding) Maurer. Kay received her Associates Degree from Kellogg Community College and furthered her education at Sienna Heights University. She retired from Kellogg Community College after more than 30 years of faithful service.

Kay is survived by her children, Angela Hopkins and Mike (Valerie) Hopkins, both of Battle Creek; her grandson, Nate (Caitlin) Gillette of Utah; a niece, Gerrie Grimsley; nephews, Bob and John Maurer; and her beloved kitty, "Abby". She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Gale Maurer.

Kay loved music and was an accomplished violinist, playing with the Battle Creek Symphony for more than 40 years as well as being involved in the Battle Creek Youth Symphony. She also enjoyed listening to music, reading her Bible and traveling to the Holy Land.

Funeral services to celebrate Kay's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19th in the chapel at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1490 East Michigan Ave., Battle Creek. Please omit flowers and consider making donations to the Calhoun County DAV Chapter #7. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.