Honey Ellen Ward-Kaufmann-McDonnell, 94

Honey Ellen Ward-Kaufmann-McDonnell, 94, of Kalamazoo passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. She was born Sept 11, 1922, in Hancock, the daughter of the late TR and Beatrice Ward.
Honey will always be remembered for her "gratitude-attitude." She had a lovely voice and was a Big Band singer in college. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Honey is survived by her daughter Kim Elliott of Portage; granddaughters, Emily (James) Horein and Jenica (Garrett) Polifka; and two great-granddaughters, Evie and Kaiah Polifka.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert "Bud" McDonnell; a son Bruce Kaufmann; and two siblings.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest in her beloved Keweenaw Peninsula.
Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.


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