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Kathleen A. “Kathy” Post, age 54, of Grand Rapids, passed to her heavenly reward under the care of Hospice of Michigan, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The daughter of Harold & Elizabeth (Morrison) Post, she was born July 26, 1960 to Harold and Elizabeth (Morrison) Post, who both preceded her in death.

Kathy worked at various jobs in the trucking industry until the onset of leiomyosarcoma cancer to which she succumbed. Kathy was a cat lover and provided a home for several feline friends. She advocated for the “Trap, Neuter and Return” of feral cats and the trap, neutering and placement into forever homes of stray and abandoned cats and kittens. To that effort she did a “Pay It Forward” with Fox 17 Television News and raised funds that went to Carol’s Ferals and Friendlies.

Survivors include two brothers, Harold (Marilyn) Post of Coopersville, Daniel “Fred” (Dawn) Post of Grand Rapids; a sister, Linda Post of Rossville, Georgia; as well as eight nieces and nephews; and a great-niece, and a great-nephew.

Memorial services are at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Ave.) and private interment will be at Rosedale Memorial Park. Instead of flowers, contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family.

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  1. Nancy mcreynolds on April 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    For kathy’s family, so saddened at this news of Kathy passing. Just way to young. I truely believe she was prepared but also was terrified to leave . Hopefully Kathy has found peace from her pain and suffering I will miss our conversations and how she reached out and help me feel nbetter during my diagnosis. I will miss her I have known Kathy since junior high at new hall jr high.

  2. Nancy Willey Deyman on April 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayer to your family.

  3. Karen Fleming on April 16, 2015 at 2:28 am

    My greatest sympathy to the family. Many memories from High School. Kathleen was a lot of fun to be around. Blessings to all

  4. Laura Jamrozik on April 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

    My sympathy to the Post Family. May you find comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and unnecessary suffering. May time help you heal.

  5. Jill Ryan on April 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Kathy – You were a unique woman, opinionated and never afraid to say what you were thinking. You were my dear friend and I am so happy we could spend so much time together this last year, even though not under the best circumstances. I’m sure your “Lou” will be happy to see you, as well as all the other cats you will take under your wing. You’re one of a kind and I will miss you! Rest in peace my friend – until we meet again.
    Love Jill

  6. Howard Christiansen on April 17, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Dear Neighbor and Friend,
    You will be missed and remembered for the good times we had trapping stray cats and just being neighbors. I know that now you are free of pain thru which you suffered for the past two years. Rest in peace.

  7. Tricia Mcnee Reinert on April 19, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Ever since I read about ur passing, my heart has been heavy. We haven’t seen or spoken for a very long time, but I remember and hold alot of memories and good times in my heart. I know you are at peace in Jesus’s loving arms. My prayers for ur family is that God will hold them close in the days ahead. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. Andrea Miller on April 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Kathy, I will never forget all of the great memories I’ve shared with you over the last decade. You were a caring, passionate, fun person to be around, & I am thankful for our friendship. I’m glad to know you are in good hands, & no longer in pain. You will be missed, my friend.

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