Kitty passed away peacefully on Friday, December 7th, 2018 with many of her family members by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Lena Mae Kelly as well as her three sisters: Loraine (Roy) Robine, Ruby (Fred) Andris, and Patricia (Harold) Acker. After Kitty graduated from South Eastern High School in Detroit, she applied for employment with the State of Michigan in Ypsilanti. It was there that she met her future husband, Kenneth Bernard (Bernie) Randall. It didn’t take them long to know, they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They were married on December 20th, 1947.
They were blessed with three healthy and happy children, Susan (Ron) Fielder of Manchester, Kathleen Kay Ross of Woodstock Ga., and Micheal (Beckie) Randall of Raleigh N.C., and in time to their delight, ten grandchildren. It was a wonderful life and love that lasted thirty-five years, until Bernie’s death on February 1, 1983.
For the next six years, Kitty worked at Brides’ Showcase in Ann Arbor and spent most of her free time enjoying her family and watching her grandchildren grow into fine young adults. In the spring of 1989, she met Wayne L. Moore and found great happiness, when they married on June 12, 1989.
Her marriage to Wayne brought his three children into her life. Brian W. Moore, Maryjean (Nolan) Bailey, and Glenn Moore, as well as five more grandchildren. In the fall of 1991, Wayne was diagnosed with lymphoma. He tolerated the treatment very well, and they enjoyed visiting the continental states seeing as much of the country as possible, always stopping to see their family members, which now included 15 great grandchildren.
Kitty lost Wayne early in the morning of March 31st, 2004. After his death, she stayed at their Portage Lake cottage for three more years, until she decided it was time to make a change. She sold the house, and after searching for alternative living, she decided to move to Chelsea Retirement Community. She was happy in her Garden apartment. She enjoyed the active life style and meeting new friends. But mostly she enjoyed her independence and the freedom it offered. More recently she lived in Manchester with frequent visits by family members and great-grand sons who kept her laughing. The family would like to thank Arbor Hospice for their loving care during Mom’s last days. A celebration of Kitty’s life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 12:30 at the Comfort Inn Village Conference Center in Chelsea Donations may be made to St. Louis Center, 16195 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118. Kitty's ashes will be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester at a later date.