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Kay Bernice (Diamond) Bearty

March 25, 1942 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 75)

Kay Diamond Bearty passed on August 4, 2017.  She had been a resident of the South Haven Nursing and Rehab since December 2016.


Kay was born in Watervliet on March 25, 1942, and was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Coloma Schools and attended Western Michigan University for two years.  She worked at Modern Plastics, the Safe Shelter, and the last 15 years as a greeter at Meijer in Benton Harbor.


Kay is survived by her partner of 40 years, Deanna (Dee) Flagel; her three daughters, Sandra (Jeff) Jester, Stacey (Ben) Adams, and Susan (Doug) Yore; grandchildren Anthony Bearty, Cody (Jordan) Bearty, Amber Hadley, Christopher Bearty, Jeremy Jester, Devynn Yore, and Kayla Yore; great grandchildren Olivia, Michel, Mikaylah, Savannah, Casandra, Diallow, Jaleesia, Naveah, and Amelia.


Kay was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Audrea (Kennedy) Diamond and her brother Keith Harold Diamond, Sr.


There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial for Kay Bearty on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  The time to join the occasion will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the residence of Ron Flagel, 530 North County Line Road, Watervliet. Please dress casual, blue jeans and bright colored shirts, that’s the way Kay would want it!!!  Please bring your stories and enjoy, Dee, Susie, Stacey, Sandy, and all the grandkids and great grandkids.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 17, 2017

3:00 AM
Ron Flagel
530 North County Line Road
Watervliet, MI 49098

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