Kathy peacefully passed away yesterday afternoon.   While she had a short home hospice stay of about a week and a half, many of her family members had a chance to visit her.    We thought of you and wanted to share the details of the her funeral arrangements.
Many will be driving their specialty vehicles so feel free if you are able.
The Confer family
Katherine Theresa (Landrie) Confer - age 72, of Fenton, died October 6, 2013 at home after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 Adelaide Street, Fenton with Fr. Dwight Ezop celebrant. Interment will follow in Colwell Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1-4 PM and 6-9 PM, with a scripture service at 7 PM, Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton and 10 AM until time of Mass at the church on Thursday. Kathy was born January 3, 1941 in Saginaw, daughter of Katherine (Chase) and Leo Landrie and graduated from Holy Family High School. She married Richard A. Confer on November 14, 1959 and they had three children: Debra Ann, Keith Allen, and Scott Michael. Kathy was a talented seamstress, cook, gardener, and cake decorator. Family meant a great deal to her; she always enjoyed family gatherings. She was a wonderful grandmother and made sure each child had a "special day" to shop and enjoy one-on-one time every year. She also collected nativities and Santa figurines, which she displayed not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. Kathy and Dick joined the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) in 1980 and she was an active member. She put her sewing skills to good use by designing and upholstering many street rod interiors. Her black and green 1937 Ford Club Coupe won both local and national awards. Along with her husband, she joined the NSRA Michigan Safety Team in 1987 to inspect and ensure the safety of street rods. For more than two decades, they managed the safety team, and frequently led Michigan to the top of the national rankings for the number of street rods inspected in a single season. In 2001, she was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame for her contributions to the street rod community. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, James Landrie and Ann (Landrie) Filary. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Richard Confer; daughter, Debra (Bill) Meek of Fenton; sons, Keith (Kim) of Flushing and Scott (Lisa) of Novi; and seven grandchildren, Michelle, Ashley, Daniel, Kelsey, Karen, Sarah, and Matthew. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center at www.leadersandbest.umich.edu/find/#/med/umhs-ccc. Online condolences may be shared at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.