Katharine K. "Kaye" Brophy

Kaye Brophy

ELMA -- Katharine Karen "Kaye" Halpin Brophy, 72, of Elma, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Colonial Manor in Elma.

She was born Jan. 7, 1945, to Daniel and Marie Bigley Halpin in Elma. 

She graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Elma in 1963. She then attended beauty school in Waterloo. Kaye was later employed (1973) at Donaldson Company Inc. in Cresco until she retired in 1999. She was a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Local 120 for 26 years and the Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary Society.

Survived by: three children, Amber Hummel of LeRoy, Minn., Danielle (Patrick) Cowley of Waterloo and Sean (Sarah) Brophy of Lourdes; two great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Ayden Hummel; six grandchildren, Corey, Tyler and Trey Hummel, Canagan Cowley, and Lela and Ella Brophy; two sisters, Jean Hilsman of Waterloo and Gayle (Dale) Hoffman of Elma; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents; and her former husband, Mike Brophy.

Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Lourdes, with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church for an hour before services.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com

Kaye enjoyed her family and friends, crocheting, dogs and shopping.

the life of: Katharine K. "Kaye" Brophy (1945-2017)
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