Katherine Elaine McNeill of Wilber Township passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, age 69 years.
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Katherine was born on April 2, 1943 in Black River to Milton and Verna (Benson) Travis. She graduated from Oscoda High School, Class of 1961. Katherine worked as a beautician during most of her working career. She owned and operated Golden Comb Hair Design in Montrose for about 10 years.
After moving back to the Oscoda area, she was employed for several years as a cake decorator for Carter's and Glen's markets. While she and her family lived in the Flint area, Katherine was very active in the Flint Youth Hockey program with her two sons. She will always be remembered as an avid quilter and a member of the Quilt Guild, an avid Detroit Red Wings fan and a devoted member of Wilber United Methodist Church.
Katherine is survived by her mother, Verna Travis of Mikado; her two sons, Greg (Dee) McNeill of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Kyle McNeill of Wilber Township; three grandchildren, Corey (Janice) McNeill, Ryan (Kathy) McNeill and Bailey Brent; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Travis of Scottsdale, Ariz, and Diane (Dan) Pippin of Mikado; one brother, Herb (Cheryl) Travis of Oscoda; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, David McNeill on Oct. 3, 2007; and her father, Milton Travis.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Wilber United Methodist Church with Reverend Brenda Klacking officiating. Her family will welcome friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral service time. A burial of her cremated remains will take place in Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to either Wilber United Methodist Church or the
in her honor. An on-line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Cremation arrangements are by Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from June 13 to June 26, 2012