Kaye Diane McLean

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Kaye Diane McLean, 83, of Essexville, formerly of Onaway, our independent, hardworking, beautiful, caring, and most loving mother and grandmother was born into eternal life on the morning of Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. Kaye was born in Jackson on January 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Jacqueline (Gibbons) Kesselring. On May 23, 1959, she was united in marriage to Robert McLean, who preceded her in death in 2007. Throughout life, Kaye was known for her love of spending time with her grandchildren and working in her yard. She was a proud democrat and union member; retiring from Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center, where she worked in food service. Kaye was a former parishioner of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Onaway and will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Randy (Cammy) McLean, Russell (Susan) McLean, Colleen (Tom) Greenwood, Robert McLean, Todd McLean, Patricia (Jim) VanHaaren, and Kerry Cruse, along with 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Kaye was welcomed home to heaven by her son, Darrell McLean and granddaughter, Lindsey McLean. A private graveside ceremony will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Onaway at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. My sympathy to your entire family for the loss of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. I’m sure she will be gravely missed.

  2. To the McLean family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Kaye’s passing. She and Uncle Bob were two of my favorite people in the world. If there is a public memorial in the future please let me know. Please take care. Margaret Ann,( known fondly by your mom and dad as Maggie), Konwinski.

  3. Thoughts and prayers to the family. My condolences go out to all of you. Heaven received a beautiful angel. Her memory will live on through all of you.

  4. Your Mom was always so good to all of us and is remembered with many very fond memories! Rest on peace Aunt Kaye. Love you Very Much.

  5. Our sincerest condolences go out to your family in the loss of your mother. Aunt Kaye was such a cheerful and classy person and a true joy to be around. She will be remembered fondly by the entire extended McLean families.

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