On Monday, April 20, 2020, Kathy Downing DeLeeuw (Nana), passed away at age 64. The last child of four, Kathy was born August 15, 1955 in Atlanta Georgia, to Bill and Lemmah Downing. She married the love of her life, John DeLeeuw in February 2012 after 15 years together. Kathy had a passion for gardening and her grandchildren. Kathy will be most remembered by the care and tending she gave to anyone in need. Kathy was preceded in death by her father and mother: Bill and Lemmah Downing. She survived by her husband John DeLeeuw Jr.; her children: Michael (Tina Joy) Matison, Steven Matison, Jennifer (Matthew) Harmsen (Matison), Dale (Amy) DeLeeuw, and John (Beth) DeLeeuw; her grandchildren: Annabelle and Allison Matison, Lucas and Alex Harmsen, Lillie and Rose DeLeeuw, Taryn Matison and Cannon Copple, and Allison and Zackary DeLeeuw; siblings: Bobby (Pat) Downing; Jenny Trammell, and Burt (Joy) Downing. Due to current Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial celebration for Kathy will be scheduled at a future date. Private burial took place at Coman Cemetery. Kathy donated to many charities over the course of her life in memories of others please make a donation to the charity of your choice in her honor. Kathy made a special impact on so many, please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share your loving memory of her or to leave a condolence message for Kathy’s family.
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