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‘Coolest Grandma Ever’

Photo Courtesy of Gerald Sutterfield

WMMQ listener Gerry Sutterfield asked us to share with you the story of his famously cool Grandmother, who passed away Sunday at the age of 91.

Gerry says June McKay was a loving mother, grandmother and artist who had a moment of fame when KISS came to Cadillac, MI, back in 1975 for the Cadillac High School homecoming festivities.  She was an iconic meter maid in the city for more than 20 years — LOVE this photo! A movie is in the works about the story of when KISS really did attend the homecoming – Joey Pants has an article about that here.
She is survived by her children: Scott McKay of Millington, Michigan, Ann (Cleo) Dilbeck of Red Rock, Oklahoma, Martha (Paul) Rees of Cadillac, and John (Laurie) McKay of Cadillac; son-in-law, Matthew Mertz; grandchildren: Brian (Tonya) McKay, Jennifer McKay, Jerry (Theresa) Sutterfield, Curtiss (Shannon) Sutterfield, Sara (John) Mertz-Hayes, Brett (Joy) McKay, Jason (Kristan) Lawson, Mindy (RJ) Shotton, Katie Lawson, Alex Rees, Erin Rees, David McKay, Abbe Tykwinski, and Chad McKay; and great-grandchildren: Jared McKay, Zachary McKay, Brianna Sutterfield, Tabitha Sutterfield, Alex Sutterfield, McKinley Sutterfield, Story Sutterfield, Josephine Hayes, Kaelah McKay, Abby Lawson, Riley Lawson, Coshayta Shotton, Trey Shotton, Presley Shotton, Nathan Lawson, Galen Daykin Jr., Kayleigh Rees-Ringstrom and Annabelle Begley.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Dean Turek, Raymond Turek and Marshall Turek; a sister, Martha, and a daughter, Nancy Mertz.
Memorial services will be held at noon Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Cadillac, with the Rev. Jeff Sonntag officiating.
Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association

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