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Kathy was born May 24, 1935 in Alma, MI to Iva and Freddie Tracy. She passed away on February 9, 2017. During the 70's Kathy worked at Clare's Bar. She was a sweets lover with a reputation of eating food as a halfner, having the most pampered feet and beautiful nails. Kathy was preceded in death by her son Freddie Sherwood parents Iva and Freddie Tracy; brother Melvin Tracy; sister Donna Peterson and step-son Thomas Hester. She is survived by her spouse Thomas Hester; children: Judy (Sonney) Warner, Tom (Roseanne) Sherwood, Nancy (Terry) Martin, Zarada (Scott) Larive, Ann Marie King and Shane (Lynda) Hester; Kathy was greatly loved and treasured by her, 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 13, 11:30 am at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball-Dunn Chapel, Mason, with Pastor Jesse Warner officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm and one hour prior to the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to Great Lakes Burn Camp, P.O. Box 6189, Jackson, Michigan 49204 in memory of Kathy. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at