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Ames, Cathryn Cathryn "Cathy" Marie Ames, age 65, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Leslie, passed away peacefully at Heartland Nursing Home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Cathy was born on September 6, 1954 in Hudson, Michigan to Evelyn (Murphy) and Donald E. Ames. She battled with a lifelong physical disability, which did not stop her from graduating from Leslie High School in 1972 and continued her education attending Lansing Community College and Olivet College, in Business. Cathy was employed with the State of Michigan Department of Mental Health, where she retired. She was an avid Detroit Tigers baseball fan and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, along with other arts and crafts. Cathy was also active with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Easter Seals. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald E. Ames and oldest sister, Valerie Kuhlman. She was survived by her mother, Evelyn Jenkins and stepfather, Donn Jenkins; siblings, Tom Ames, Laura (Dennis) O'berry, Don Ames, Sharon (Adrian) Williams, Angie (Brian) Morrison, Penny (Bill) Novtny, Dan Ames, Charlotte Hagfor, Todd (MaryAnne); several nephews nieces, and a special nephew Shawn Ames. Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be a celebration of Cathy's life at a later date.
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