of Chelsea, MI, age 66, died Monday, October 30, 2023, at home. She was born January 21, 1957, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Cecil Edward and Nelly Maree (Atkinson) Cobb.

Kathy graduated from Chelsea high school in 1976. She worked at Chelsea Hospital for 43 years. During that time she worked as a pharmacy tech, and as a surgery coordinator at the Woman’s Health Center. Katherine really enjoyed camping, traveling, and U of M football.

Katherine married Duane Quinn on September 13, 1997, in Chelsea, and he survives. She is also survived by her son, Phillip (Angela) Quinn; brothers, Daniel (Christine) Cobb, Kenneth (Carla) Cobb, Richard (Linda) Cobb; sisters, Lynda Cobb, Susan McCalla, Marilyn (Andrew) Weir; three grandchildren, Kacey, Kiri, and Kameron; many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; and the children of her heart, Madelynne and Kimberley. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Kenneth McCalla.

Her Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 3, 2023, 11:00 am, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea, Thursday, November 2, from 2-4 and 6-9 pm (with a vigil service at 8:00 pm), and at the church Friday, from 10-11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

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#13 Patricia Stebelton 2023-11-03 13:03
From the time we moved into our condo and met Kathy and Duane, we connected with this special couple . . . and discovered Kathy had a joy and exuberance for life that was delightful to be around. Kathy and Duane shared a special love that continued throughout all her ups and downs that cancer brought with a determination to reach for all life could give, and marveled all who knew them , , , a life well lived that will be missed.
#12 Renee A Geer 2023-11-02 20:04
I graduated with Kathy and was also a fellow employee at CCH.
I remember all the extra help she gave us in Central Supply, unloading cases of IV'S when it was not her job.
She was always so hardworking and such a caring person.
My prayers go out to her family and loved ones...
#11 Karen Bennett 2023-11-02 15:11
Kathy was always a joy to work with over the years at Chelsea. Her willing heart and friendly smile were a blessing to many. My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you.
#10 George DeMaagd 2023-11-02 10:28
Great pharmacy Tech, recall during my
tenure at the CCH as assistant director of pharmacy.
#9 Jamie Lane 2023-11-02 10:16
Kathy was a shining light in this world with her kindness, wit and wisdom. May we all carry on with these wonderful traits in her memory.

Your "favorite" Cousin
#8 Gloria Pearson 2023-11-02 09:21
My deepest condolences to the Cobb/Quinn family! I have so many fond memories of the Cobb family when I was young and I will alway keep the previous memory with me. Love the Cobb family!!!❤️❤️❤️
#7 Dave Glover 2023-11-02 03:36
Our condolences to all of Kathy's family. She was a friend at CCH for many years. Always a smile and a great laugh. She will be sorely missed.
#6 Fran Beckley 2023-11-01 16:08
I worked with Kathy for many years.
She was a joy to be with, always full of energy.and fun.
I am sending lots of love and support to her family.
#5 Mr. & Mrs. Ball 2023-10-31 17:34
Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you and your family are in our continued thoughts and prayers.
Billy & Sarah Ball
#4 Dean chriscinske 2023-10-31 12:52
Duane,Sorry for your loss She was a Great Lady praying for your Family Dean and Myra Chriscinske from Kentucky.

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