Age 49, of DeWitt, MI, passed away January 17, 2016. Kathleen was born November 15, 1966, in Lansing. She graduated from DeWitt High School in 1984. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Antioch College and her Master of Science degree in Physiology from Temple University. She enjoyed her work in research at various universities. Despite her health issues and pain, she seldom complained.
She is survived by her mother, Lee Mead; the love of her life, David Fertal; and stepsiblings, Michael (Lisa) Mead, Charlene (Emerson Hyde) Mead, Patrick (Angela) Mead, and their children. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Harris; stepfather, Gale Mead; and all of her grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016, at North Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.