Kay Brown, of Dowagiac

May 17, 1940 — May 18, 2020

Evelyn Kay Brown, 80, of Dowagiac, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, May 18, 2020.

She was born on May 17, 1940, the eldest daughter of Dick and Kathryn (Denny) Hunsberger.

Kay graduated from Dowagiac High School, class of 1958.

She worked for a number of years as a secretary for Contech.

On June 18, 1977, Kay married Marion Brown at a ceremony in Dowagiac.

Kay looked forward casino trips, watching racing, crocheting, knitting, playing cards with the family and dancing.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Kay is survived by her sisters, Linda Hunsberger-Jones; and her fiancé, Lee Fratz, of Jackson and Dowagiac, and Mary (Arnold) Garritano, of Dowagiac; as well as five nieces, Jody (Randy) Hale, Cari Thornton, Marci (Roger) Glynn, Melissa (Brian) Phillips and Meredith (Aaron) Marrs; and a nephew, Kevin (Jessica) Hogan.

Her family will gather for a private graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kay’s memory to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Condolences may be left for the family at BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.