Kathleen Eileen Devlin (1916-1993)

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Kathleen Eileen Devlin Blue Meekins
Born: 10 Oct 1916 Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada
Died: 24 Mar 1993 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Henry Devlin
Mother: Isabel Blythe
Siblings: Kathleen Eileen Devlin
Henry R. Devlin
Victor B. Devlin
Spouse: Benjamin Jay Blue
Married: 1940 Wayne, Wayne, Michigan
Children: Bonnie Blue
Thomas Jay Blue
Spouse: Lewis M. Meekins
Married: 1947
Children: Patrice Anne Meekins
Michael Bradley Meekins


Petoskey News-Review, Mar 1993:

Kathleen Eileen Meekins, 76

Kathleen Eileen Meekins, 76, of Harbor Springs, died March 24, 1993, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs. The Rev. David DeRouchie will officiate.

She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Henry and Isabel (Blythe) Devlin.

She moved to Wayne, Mich., as a young girl with her parents where she attended school.

In 1940 she married Benjamin Jay Blue in Wayne where the couple made their home.

She worked as a restaurant manager in the Ann Arbor area.

In 1947, she married Lewis M. Meekins and they made their home in South Carolina.

In 1969, she moved to Harbor Springs and worked as a manager and waitress at several area restaurants.

She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and David DeRouchie of Petoskey, and Patrice and David Heinz of Harbor Springs; two sons, Thomas Jay Blue of Virginia, and Michael Meekins of Cape Coral, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Henry R. Devlin of New Boston, Mich., and Victor B. Devlin of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday, March 27.


  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
MEEKINS, Kathleen E.
Date of Death: 3/24/1993
Liber: 1993
Folio: 112
Place of Death: Petoskey
Meekins, Kathleen Eileen (Devlin)
Age: 77
Born: 10/10/1916
Died: 3/24/1993
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: unknown
Obituary: on file