Renee C. Kolby-Sharp, 58, of Temperance, Michigan passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 15, 1956, to the late Darolee and Robert D. Kolby. Renee graduated from Roy C. Start High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Toledo. She worked for Mercy Health Partners for over 23 years.
Renee was a beloved member of the community and could frequently be found leading programs such as, providing a mobile health van to various communities in and around the Toledo area. She also was the Director of AmeriCorps of Northwest Ohio. Under her leadership the organization became the longest running program throughout the state of Ohio and the nation. Renee had a passion and dedication for helping those less fortunate. This dedication and commitment to volunteerism honored her with a nomination for the Jefferson Award.
Renee is survived by her husband, Charles Sharp; her son, Joseph (Angie) Kolby; her sisters, Connie (Hank) Harris, Barb Kolby; aunts, Orlyss Kessler and Nancy Tremmel; her nieces and nephews, Tom (Jeanette) Roesner, Scott (Julie) Roesner, Andy (Tammy) Roesner, Ben (Robin) Harris, Jill (Travis) Malby, Ashley (John) Locy, and many cousins, great-nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.
Friends are invited to visit from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue where a funeral service will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Online condolences may be left at www.ansberg-west.com