Kathryn (Kay) Mae Sharpe

Kathryn (Kay) Mae Sharpe

Kathryn “Kay” Mae Sharpe, of Janesville, passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

She was born in Beloit, the daughter of William and Bernice (Serns) Riemer, Sr. Kay worked for General Motors Financial for 15 years. She married E. Ray Sharpe on June 10, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1989. She married Gerald Fritz on June 13, 1998, and he passed away on Nov. 4, 2002. She was a member of the Foundation Board, Mary Circle at First Lutheran Church, the Janesville Country Club, Rotary Botanical Gardens and the Rock County Historical Society.

Kay is survived by her son, Kenneth (fiancee Karen Killeen) Sharpe of Morristown, NJ; daughter, Sandra Sharpe of Livonia, MI; 2 grandchildren, Kathryn “Katie” Sharpe and Steven Sharpe both of New Providence, NJ; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Riemer of Janesville; 3 nieces: Candace Huber, Sarah (Tom) Klawitter, and Nanette (Keith) Storck all of Janesville; and 3 nephews: David (Betsy) Riemer of Janesville, Steven (Renee) Riemer and Donald (Holly) Riemer of Beloit. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Robert Riemer and William Riemer, Jr.; sister-in-law, Dolores Riemer.

Funeral Services will be held at12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at First Lutheran Church, with Rev James Melvin presiding. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service at First Lutheran Church. Lasting Memorials may be made in her memory to First Lutheran Church or First Lutheran Church Foundation, 612 N. Randall Ave., Janesville, WI 53545. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com