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Kay Palmer Rizor
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1948
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 9, 2007
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Kay (Palmer) Rizor, age 59, of Kalamazoo died May 9, 2007 at home surrounded by her family after a year-long battle with cancer. Kay was born March 10, 1948 in Battle
Creek the youngest of three children to Keith and Marguerite (Sanford) Palmer. Kay was a 1966 graduate of
Harper Creek High School and attended Kellogg Community College before accepting a job at WMU's Testing Services. She worked for over 22 years in the Kalamazoo Public Schools in a variety of administrative positions. Kay enjoyed tending to her extensive gardens and was a member of the Westwood Garden Club. She was an avid reader and enjoyed participating in a book club. She enjoyed traveling to places such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Italy and throughout the United States. She had a fun, outgoing personality and had many close, special friends. She loved being with family, especially her grandchildren. On June 17, 1967, she was united in marriage with Wayne Rizor, who survives. Other members of her family include two children: Wendy (Matt) Brush of Kalamazoo, and Steve (Kate) Rizor of Vicksburg; three grandchildren: Zach, Lauren, Ashley Brush of Kalamazoo; two brothers: Jerry (Kathy) Palmer of Kalamazoo, and Donald (Melinda) Palmer of Bradenton, FL; her father and
mother-in-law, Robert (Evolyn) Rizor of Battle Creek; and two sisters-in-law: Janice (Joe) Foss of Battle Creek and Sheila Scott of Rutherfordton, NC; several aunts and uncles and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Learn more about Kay and visit with her family and friends on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Life Story
Funeral Home, Betzler- Kalamazoo (800)822-7594, where a service to honor her life will be held Tuesday 11:00 AM. Interment Alamo Center Cemetery. After the interment,
a time of food and fellowship will be shared. Please visit Kay's personal web page at, where you can read her Life Story, archive a memory or photo, sign her memory book online before coming to the funeral home or make a memorial contribution to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan and/or American Cancer Society.

From Battle Creek Enquirer, Friday May 11, 2007 Page A4 Col.1

Alamo Center Cemetery
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: May 18, 2009
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Kay <i>Palmer</i> Rizor
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