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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
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Kathleen Jeffreys

Kathleen Jane Jeffreys (Forrest)

Friday, March 18th, 1949 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Kathleen Jane Forrest Jeffreys, Age 70 of Manistee died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
She was born on March 18, 1949 in Mineola, New York the daughter of Edwin Forrest & the late Jane (Smith) Forrest. She was a graduate of Garden City High School on Long Island, NY, and Vernon Court Junior College with a Liberal Arts Associate’s Degree. She married Frank R. Jeffreys, Jr. on April 14, 1973 in Garden City, NY.
Kathleen was a choir member at East Congregational Church in Grand Rapids, ran the Spirit Shop at East Grand Rapids High School and was active in East Grand Rapids PTA. She also had raised 11 puppies for Paws With A Cause, was manager of the Manistee Hospital Gift Shop, was a leadership team member for the Manistee Hospital Auxiliary and the annual Sleigh Bell Craft Show, and a member of the 100 Women Who Care. She enjoyed ancestry, needle point, gardening, reading ….but most of all her family.
Survivors include her husband; Frank R. Jeffreys, Jr. of Manistee, two sons; Scott Jeffreys of Wayland, MI and Todd (Erin) Jeffreys of Longmont, CO, four grandchildren; Madison & Bradley and Carson & Allison, and her father Edwin Forrest of Hendersonville, NC.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2-5 PM at the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 309 Parkdale Avenue in Manistee, Michigan. A time of sharing will begin at 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Paws With A Cause.
Please visit Kathleen’s personal page of memories at to share a story or photo. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 |
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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    Celebration of life Gathering - 2PM - 5PM


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Linda Tarte

Posted at 03:48pm
I cleaned Kathleen's house for several years, both when she lived in East Grand Rapids and then after she moved to her home near Lowell. I always liked her, and found her to be kind, cheerful, and friendly. She loved dogs, and especially loved her own dogs. I remember Sage, a dog she had in East Grand Rapids, who she loved a lot. She was a very special person, a great lady, and polite and gentle to everyone. She had an elegance about her that you don't see often. – Linda (Bush) Tarte

Pamela Whitaker

Posted at 11:20am
Our very deepest condolences to you all on the loss of a wonderful, spirited and beautiful woman. I attended high school with Kathleen and our parents were very good friends. It has been a joy for me to re-connect with her after so many years and to discover all the many things we loved and had in common. I will miss her smiling face, her warm conversation and her cheery greeting; "Hi, my friend!" Not a day will go by that I won't think about her. Love to all. Pam Whitaker

Michele R.

Posted at 02:28pm
I am so saddened and shocked by Kathleen's sudden death. She had such good energy and a kind spirit. I knew her from years ago in East Grand Rapids. She was helpful, generous, gracious, had a servant's heart and always with a smile. God's speed dear one.
Michele M. Robinson
Honor, Michigan

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