Colleen Grace Hayes

September 4, 1957
October 9, 2023 (66 years old)

With heavy hearts, we share the news that Colleen Grace Hayes of Battle Creek, Michigan, a loving soul born in Detroit, Michigan, peacefully passed away on October 9, 2023, at the age of 66. As we reflect on her life, let us come together to offer our heartfelt condolences and support to her bereaved family.

Colleen was preceded in death by her dear parents, Bradley Anderson and Jeanette Anderson, her beloved sister Marsha Anderson, her sister-in-law Ruthie Gorney, and her close friend Keith Alvin Hayes. Their memories will forever be cherished.

Left to cherish Colleen’s legacy are her cherished children, Chuck Kohler Jr. (Cassie) of Battle Creek, Chris Kohler of Augusta, and Candi Kohler of Battle Creek. Additionally, she is survived by her caring siblings, Dave Gorney, Kathleen Addison (Donald), and Ileen Buruca-Rodriguez. An exceptional woman, Colleen is also survived by seven adoring grandchildren, two precious great-grandchildren, and a vast extended family.

During this difficult time of grief, let us remember the beautiful moments we shared with Colleen. As a community, we have an opportunity to honor her by making a difference in the lives of others. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that those who wish to express their sympathy consider making a memorial contribution to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, located at 2500 Watkins Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015. Colleen’s love for animals and her selfless spirit will continue to thrive through your generous donations.

May our unconditional love and support surround Colleen’s family and friends, providing them comfort and strength amidst their sorrow. Let us stand united, celebrating a life well-lived, and finding solace in the cherished memories we hold close to our hearts. With sincere condolences and warm thoughts, we lift our prayers to the heavens. Creek, MI 49015.

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