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Obituary for Kathryn Ann Roberts

Kathryn Ann Roberts,

Saginaw, Michigan.

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a good friend to many people, entered the Kingdom of God Sunday, January 10, 2021. Age 83 years. Daughter of the late Floyd and Jeanette (Limmer) Johnson, Kathryn was born September 3, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She was married to Coe P. Roberts, her loving husband of 58 years, on October 20, 1956. He predeceased her October 20, 2014. Kay was a bookkeeper for Michigan Bell Telephone and a secretary at Riverside Animal Clinic. She was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, first woman president of the Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister, first woman lector, bookkeeper, visited the sick and enjoyed decorating the church. Kay was a receptionist for Nouvel Catholic Central and involved in the Catholic Museum. She was inducted into the Saginaw Catholic Schools Hall of Fame in 1997. Kay enjoyed her summers with the family at Eight Point Lake.

Surviving to cherish her memory are seven children, Mary Fran (John) Engels, Cadillac, MI; Patrick (Amy) Roberts, Madison Heights, MI; Dale (Mary Jo) Roberts, Saginaw; Coeleen (Eric) Trier, Summerville, SC; Ann (Brian) Young, Hemlock, MI; Janet (Paul) Antor, Grand Rapids, MI; Kathleen (Chris) Wright, Belding, MI; she also leaves 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances (Stan) Kozlowski, Lansing, MI; Phyllis (Roger) Frederick, Grand Rapids, MI; many nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Johnson. A special thanks to the staff at Union Court St. Charles and A & D Hospice for the love and care given.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Richard Bokinskie and Deacon Paul Antor will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. For those that wish to attend the service remotely, please use the following link on Thursday beginning at 10:25 a.m. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, the limitations of number gathered, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Mustard Seed Shelter or the Franciscan Friars Assumption BVM Province in Franklin, Wisconsin.