Kay E. Hampton, 57, of 7694 North Lake Bluff 0.5 Drive, Gladstone, MI died unexpectedly Wednesdaymorning December 29, 2004 at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette where she was a patient. Kay was born June 12, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Lawrence “Larry” and June (Willcutts) Janeway and was raised in Walled Lake, MI. She was a graduate of Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Alabama. Kay continued her education at the University of Montevallo and later transferred to Northern Michigan University where she met and married Gerald “Jerry” Hampton. They were united in marriage on July 13, 1968 in Hancock, MI. Following their marriage they lived in Oconto, WI where Kay taught 5th grade at the St. Joseph Parochial School in Oconto until 1973 when they relocated to Escanaba. Kay continued working in the education field working at the Escanaba Day Care, Delta-Schoolcraft I.S.D. and later at the Escanaba Public Schools, retiring in 1999.
She was an active member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone where she was involved in the J.O.Y., and Logos programs, and made the Baptism Banners for the church sanctuary. She did volunteer work as a “reading buddy” at Cameron Elementary School and the After School Program at Jones Elementary School. Her family was very important to her, especially her two grandchildren. She loved to go camping and traveling and to spend time with her family. Her hobbies included sewing and making baby blankets for her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her husband Jerry, survivors include:
1 Son: Brian (Shannon) Hampton of Perryville, Maryland
1 Daughter: Kristen (Adam) Carlson of Slinger, WI
2 Grandchildren: Nicole and Emily Carlson of Slinger, WI
2 Brothers: Mike (Connie) Janeway of Ogden, Utah; David (Sylvia) Janeway of Farmington Hills,
1 Sister: Ann (Murel) Bartley of Rochester Hills, MI
1 Step-Brother: Jim (Beverly) Zimmerman of San Francisco, CA
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-father, Edwin Zimmerman.
Kay’s family will receive friends on Sunday January 2, 2005 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Kay E. Hampton will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the church with Rev. Joanne Bartelt and Rev. Richard Winters officiating. Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Kay may be directed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bay Area, Memorial United Methodist Church or to the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Envelopes will be available at the Memorial United Methodist Church or at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes.
Hampton Family: My heart truly goes out to you at this time. I was touched by Kay in life. She was an amazing woman who God granted me the gift of knowing. Our prayers are with you all.
Kerrie Anne Neumann (Johnson)
We wish to extend our deeply felt condolences. We both knew Kay and feel your loss and would be saying so in person except that we will be visiting Jeanne’s mother in Peoria this weekend. Sincerely,
Jeanne and Les Rose
My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the Hampton family. Kay was a remarkable woman who touched many lives and will be sincerely missed. “Kay” you were a wonderful part of my life. I will never forget you.
Robert M Flowers
Shock is all we feel. Lois is presently in Grand Rapids with the birth of our new grandson and therefore we will not be able to be with you at this time of sorrow. Our prayers go out to you and your family for your loss.
Lois & John Pinar
Jerry Hampton and Family….I want to offer my deepest sympathy to the Hampton family. Just as we are suffering great loss over here in Southeast Asia…you too are experiencing a deeper “personal” loss. And for that I want to pass on my condolensce’s.
Ret. Sheriff Gary Carlson
Udon Thani, Thailand
Dear Jerry and Family:
We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Kay’s untimely passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If we could be there in person, we would give you all a hug and express our heartfelt sympathy. We pray that God will comfort you through this difficult time. Kay will be sadly missed by all.
Love ~ Lori and Bob Bolm
Since we have to leave Sunday to baby-sit our grandchildren, we wou’t be here. You all know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Dewayne & Sherri Ide
Jerry–A friend emailed me of your wife’s sudden passing. Although I did not know her, I am sure she was a grat lady as all the Hamptons are wonderful family. Please accept my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time.
Port Huron, MI
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Celebrate the memories and good times.
The Koel Family
It is hard for Beverly and I to comprehend Kay’s death.
Kay was my younger sister, and had to endure the hazing that younger siblings always receive from we older ones. She put up with all this with a great sense of humor.
Both Beverly and I will miss her. We wish to send our support and love to Jerry, Kristen, Brian, and the rest of Kay’s family.
Jim Zimmerman & Beverly Tharp
San Francisco, CA
Mr. Hampton & family,
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you & your family. I will be praying for all of you to get thur this difficult time.
We will miss you alot Kay.
Sue and Jerry Guindon
Dear Jerry and family, our prayers are with you. Kay will be missed not only by family, but by the whole community of Delta County. Her kindness and ready smile and all that she gave others has surely put her at the Lord’s side. Sorry we are unable to attend the services as we will be out of town.
Donna and Joe Aird
Dear Jerry, Brian & Kristen,
We are so sorry for your loss. We treasure our memories of all the fun we had together in Ogden that Christmas. Our love and thoughts are with you.
Beverly Tharp Zimmerman
San Francisco, CA
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. Although I never met Kay, I know she must have been a very special person–just like you! I will keep you in my prayers!
Bark River, MI
Dear Jerry, Brian, Shannon, Kristen, and Adam,
Since we were at a family wedding this weekend, we were unable to be with you at this difficult time. Kay was a truly wonderful woman, wife, mother, and grandmother, and she will be missed by the entire community. I so enjoyed the time we spent together in music lessons!
Brian and Ann Wood