Willard OH 9/27/2008 24:00:00
Willard OH 9/27/2008 14:00:00
Kathleen Buurma, age 83, resident Willard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the Willard Healthcare Center. She was born on April 2, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late John and Elizabeth (Holsma) Veenboer and had been a Willard resident since 1953. Mrs. Buurma was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed knitting, was a seamstress and a craftperson.
She is survived by her daughter, Elisabeth Buurma of New Orleans, LA; two brothers, John and Melvin Veenboer of Grand Rapids, MI; two sisters, Marion Veenboer and Anne Offringa of Grand Rapids, MI; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, John Buurma, Jr. in 2007.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church in Willard from noon to 2:00 PM where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the donor’s choice. Secor Funeral Home in Willard assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I was again deeply saddened to learn of your mom’s passing last month. My hope is that you are finding peace and comfort though losing both of your parents so close together. Take care. My prayers are that your parents are together again in the peace of our God’s hands.
Pam Gaich VanHorn
Sister Rita Mary and I would like to extend our sympathy to you. Our visits, while in the hospital, were always a blessing. Please know that our prayers are with your family. It is a loss to our community.
Sister Diane Hay
Chaplain at Mercy Hospital of Willard
We are saddened to learn of your mother’s death. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Katie spoke of your mother and father many times. We had the pleasure of enjoying your mother’s company for our Christmas lunch last Christmas day with Juan Pablo and Katie and the Shraders. We had a delightful time with her.
We know you will miss her very much, but we rejoice, trusting in the promises of Christ our Savior, that she has gone to be with the Lord.
Peace and blessings to you,
John and Terry Rhoads
750 Kiowa Trail
Lima, Ohio 45805