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Life Story / Obituary
Age 76, died on June 1, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling, Kalamazoo. She was born March 5, 1940 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Charles and Norma (Long) Kelly. Char was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Larry Kelly. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Wayne VanDongen; 4 children: Gaylyn Lee, Scott (Pam) VanDongen, Gregg VanDongen and Kyle (Pam) VanDongen; 6 grandchildren: Ryan, Nicholas, Lindsey, Connor, Abbey and Andy; 4 great-grandchildren: Paul, Natalie, Ryland and Roman; and many nieces and nephews. Visit with family and friends on Sunday from 4-6PM at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (375-2900) where services will be held Monday 10 AM. A luncheon will follow in the Life Story Center. Please visit Char’s personal memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling.