Kathleen “Joy” Weir, “Kathy”, 81, of Black Lake, joined her Lord in heaven Thursday, April 28, 2022. The daughter of Clifford Sr. and Evelyn (Domke) Swett, Kathy was born November 12, 1940 in Onaway.
She enjoyed all of life! Singing, watching the sunrise over the lake, growing beautiful flowers and creating bouquets, kayaking, swimming, hunting mushrooms, picking blueberries, golfing, baking, card making, solving sudoku and watching “Wheel of Fortune.” Most of all she loved family. Sunday night family dinners and games, playing with grandchildren and sharing her food and home with friends and family.
Hardworking all her life, she retired from her accounting position at the UAW Education Center. She chopped wood and raked her yard at 80 years old! Kathy had a terrific sense of humor and a spunky side too! Most of all she brought “joy” to everyone she met with her radiant smile and kindness. We long dearly for her touch, but will always hold her spirit safely in our hearts.
She married her dear friend and the love of her life, Neil Weir, for 40 delightful years. She was an active member in her beloved church, Joy Community Church where she taught Sunday school and inspired fellow Christians. She loved the Lord and lived her faith.
Surviving are Kathy’s children, Christine (Cliff) Galer, Marlan Wright and Greggory Wright, all of Onaway; and Tony (Brenda) Wright of Coral City; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as her sister, Mitzie (Dan) Guthrie of Florida/Traverse City; sister-in-law, Sherry Swett of North Carolina; and her nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Neil, May 28, 2016; brothers, Larry (Patricia), Paul and Clifford Swett; and her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Joy Community Church. The Rev. Chris Rasper will officiate. Kathy’s final resting place will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Onaway. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation to one of Kathy’s favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Arrangements were in care of Chagnon Funeral Home.