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Kay Louise (Spoor) Riddle

Sherwood Township

Kay Louise (Spoor) Riddle, 78, of Sherwood Township died Monday, July 20, 2015 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, Michigan.

A funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation in Union City with Pastor Martin Burdick officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 PM Friday, July 24, 2015 at the funeral home.

Kay was born November 27, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the eldest daughter of Charles J. and Elizabeth B. (Melody) Spoor. She grew up in the Union City and Burlington areas around many relatives, including Kay's great-grandfather, the well-known local artist and artisan, J.P. Palmer.

Most of Kay's school years were spent in Union City, but due to a family move, she graduated from Quincy High School. She went on to graduate from Argubright Business School in Battle Creek. Immediately following high school, she was employed by Quality Spring Products.

On November 6, 1955, Kay was united in marriage to Freeman Riddle in a beautiful ceremony at her parent's home in Coldwater, Michigan. Her husband's work took her from Michigan to Washington, Louisiana, Wisconsin and finally back to her home in Michigan. During her married life, she was employed by Production Credit Association and Mayville Limeworks in Wisconsin, before finishing her career in the office of her family's business, Spoor & Parlin in Athens.

Kay loved all things great and small: her dogs, cats, plants, flowers and feathered friends brought her many hours of enjoyment. She traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. She visited most of the 50 states, with Alaska and Hawaii her favorites. Internationally, she visited the South Pacific, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Central America and the Soviet Union. Well-read and personable, Kay could carry on a conversation with anyone about any subject.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, Freeman E. Riddle, Sr., Kay is survived by her children, Patricia K. Riddle of Sherwood, Melody A. Casault of Bronson, and Freeman E. "Chip" (Anita) Riddle, Jr. of Union City; three grandchildren, Noah Dearman, Katherine (Matthew) Brodock and Michelle (Scott) Sanders; Five great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Ava, Preslie, Mavric and Maesa; two sisters, Shirley (John) DiPietro of Battle Creek and Mary (Michael) Castine of Colorado Springs; and a brother, James (Joy) Spoor of Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Human Society of Branch County. Please visit www.lighthousefuneral.com to share memories, pictures and videos with the family.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from July 21 to July 22, 2015
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