Ruby Kay Schmitt, Footville, WI, formerly of Monroe and Brodhead, WI

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Friday, February 5, 2016

March 21, 1937 - February 2, 2016

Ruby Kay Schmitt, age 78, of Footville, WI, formerly of Monroe, and Brodhead, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville. She was born on March 21, 1937, in Janesville, WI, the daughter of Ivan and Fern (Condon) Schmid. She married Jerry Schmitt on May 4, 1958. He passed away on May 17, 2015. Kay grew up in Orfordville, graduated from Orfordville High School in 1955, and also attended UW-Whitewater. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Monroe, and taught Sunday school. She was a homemaker and along with her husband, raised three children. Kay worked several jobs over the years and made many friends. Her favorite job was babysitting for several children. Kay was very proud of her four grandsons. In later years, Kay and Jerry enjoyed camping in their RV trailer.

Kay is survived by her three children: Steven (Julie) Schmitt of Juda, WI, Jeffrey (Tracy) Schmitt of Ponder, TX, Laurie (Troy) Hillin of Reno, NV; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Hillin, Ryan, Matthew and Brandon Schmitt; and a sister, Ginger (Ed) Waddell of Janesville, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, and her parents.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the United Methodist Church, Monroe, WI, with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, WI. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at the D.L.NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Brodhead, WI.

Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice and St. Elizabeth Manor.

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