Kathleen Marie Wood
Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Wood, of Lansing, MI and North Port, FL, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2023. She lived her life on her terms, and was fiercely independent until the very end. Friends describe Kathy as gentle, kind, creative, thoughtful, and supportive. Born on November 29, 1943, to the late Robert G. and Martha A. Wood, she grew up in Lansing, attending St. Mary Cathedral High School and Michigan State University. Married for almost 15 years to Steve Purdy, she had two children, Stephanie Kate and Philip Clark who survive her. Following a career of 30 years in personnel and labor relations for the State of Michigan, she took an early retirement and worked at...