Kay E. Michael, 69

Kay E. Michael, 69, Warsaw, died at 7:23 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born April 18, 1946, in Wabash, to Walter and Wilma (Hamman) Keirn.

She graduated valedictorian of the final graduating class of Sidney High School in 1964.  She graduated with honors from International Business College in Fort Wayne.  She was an executive secretary for 15 years at United Telephone Company, Warsaw.  She was a member of First Church of God, Collamer.

On Sept. 26, 1992, she married Richard Dean Michael.  He died June 14, 1993. 

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Michael, Fairbanks, Alaska; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Roger (Cheryl) Earnst, Sumner, Ill.; two brothers, Karl Keirn, Collamer, and Ken Keirn, Fernly, Nev.; a sister, Karen Austin, North Manchester, and a grandson, Gabriel S. Anderson, Fairbanks. Family and friends may call Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Warsaw Wesleyan Church 2402 West Old Road 30, Warsaw, IN 46580.  Celebration of Life service Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 7  p.m. at Warsaw Wesleyan Church 2402 West Old Road 30, Warsaw, IN 46580. Tom Coltrain will officiate. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Kay E. Michael memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Animal Shelter, 3489 E 100 S., Pierceton, IN 46562.

Condolences may be sent at

McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, was in charge of the arrangements.


Posted on 2016 Feb 23