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Kathleen Dyer

April 18, 1944 — February 19, 2023

Plainwell

Kathleen (Snooks) Dyer, 78, of Plainwell, MI, passed away February, 19, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Ann Arbor, MI, to parents Alonzo and Verglenda (Marshall) Salyer on April 18,1944. The oldest of 9 children, Kathleen found much enjoyment in her youth by helping with her siblings, participating in church, and singing in choir.

At the age of 16 she met her husband, Chalmer Dyer. Her first words after their introduction were “the minute I laid eyes on him the sun rose”. Only 4 years later, in 1964 she found herself married to the love of her life and together they enjoyed 58 years of marriage and had one daughter, Theresa (Dyer) Hughes.

With an early passion to help others, the two successfully launched and operated their personal business the Dyer Adult Care Home where they supported end of life care for many residents of the Plainwell community until their early retirement in 1997.

Kathleen loved her family dearly. Her husband, daughter, and grandchildren were the light of her life and her relationship with her sisters deeply cherished. She enjoyed traveling, thrift store shopping, gardening, playing guitar and piano, and writing poetry. She was an Elder and Board Member at the Trinity Pentecostal House of Prayer where she dedicated her life to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her devotion shall never be forgotten.

She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She touched the lives of many who carry on the torch to spread her light further in this life.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her father Alonzo Salyer; her mother Verglenda (Marshall) Salyer; her sisters Barbara, Sheila, Linda, Mary; and her brother Donald Ray.

Her memory lives on with husband Chalmer Dyer; daughter Theresa (Michael) Hughes; granddaughters Maj-Britt (Eric) Holmes, Jacqueline Martin, and Michaela (Kyle) Harrison; great grandchildren Erica Holmes, Rayonna Smith, Madison Holmes, Austin Holmes, and Jeremiah Jones; and sisters Charolette (Greg) Craft, Karen Salyer, Donna Rowe (Jim Richmond).

Public service will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080, with a time for visiting on Friday, February 24, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. a funeral service will be held the following day on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Charlotte Craft officiating. Kathleen will be laid to rest next to her siblings at Oak Hill Cemetery immediately following the service.

While visiting Kathleen’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook and/or sharing a memory with the family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 24, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Burial

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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