SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Sharon “Kay” Rea, age 65, died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at her home.
She was born March 23, 1954, in Salem, the daughter of the late Leonard and Freda (Smith) Phillips, Sr.
Kay was a housekeeper for families in the Salem area.
She was a loving and faithful wife, mother and grandmother. Kay enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening, especially with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Rea, whom she married June 23, 1984; a son, James (Melissa) Rea of Salem; two daughters, Hollie O’Dell of Salem and Lisa (Dusty) Burch of Salem; a sister, Karen (Lloyd “Bud”) Morris of Salem; three brothers, Leonard (Kathy) Phillips of Florida, Larry (Randy) Phillips of Lincoln Park, Michigan and Charles Phillips of Canfield and five grandchildren, Austin, Jacob, Kasandra, Colsen and Conner.
Besides her parents, a brother, David “Pete” Phillips, also preceded her in death.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020, at Stark Memorial with Rev. Doug George officiating.
Calling hours will be held Friday, January 3, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
A private family burial will be at Franklin Square Cemetery in Leetonia.
To send condolences or to order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
To send flowers to Sharon “Kay” Rae’s family, please visit our floral section.
A television tribute will air January 3, at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. on MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus additional spots throughout the day on WYTV, FOX and MyYTV.