Katherine Kay Jahnke
Katherine Kay Jahnke, known as Kay,
ascended peacefully from a life well lived on earth to our Lord in
heaven on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Kay never met a stranger and
was dearly loved by all who knew her.
She was born on May 4, 1931 to
William and Katherine "Nanny" Sweatmon in Houston, Texas where she
spent her entire life. She left school in 1948 to marry firefighter
Claude Jahnke, the love of her life, to work and start a family. She
returned to night school and graduated with a GED from Sam Houston High
school in 1950. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to four
She worked for 17 years with the Houston Police Department
as a school crossing guard for Housman Elementary, on the corner of the
street on which she lived. In addition, she completed citizen training
to serve voluntarily with both the Houston Fire Department Citizen's
Academy and the Houston Citizen's Police Academy.
Kay is preceded in
death by her husband Claude Devald Jahnke and their youngest son, Jay
Paul Jahnke. She is survived by her three children: daughter Karen (Rod)
Johnson, son Jeff (Linda) Jahnke and daughter Marianne (Brad) Hays; her
ten grandchildren Brandon, Ryan, Carrie, Kenny, Candace, Megan, Kyle,
Clay, Jayne and Hunter; sixteen great grandchildren and one great great
Friends and family are invited to a visitation from
6:00-8:00 pm on Monday, October 1st at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001
Katy Frwy, Houston, TX. 77079.
Her life will be celebrated at her funeral on October 2nd at 2:00 at the location above with interment to follow.