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Sharon Lee (Armstrong) Witry

Sharon Lee (Armstrong) Witry, 75, Abita Springs, La., formerly of Wellington, Fla., died Saturday, April 29, in New Orleans, surrounded by family and friends.  Sharon was so strong and fought hard but lost her courageous battle with multiple myeloma. 

Sharon was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Moline to Dale and Dorothy Armstrong, Reynolds.  

On April 17, 1965, she married Joseph Witry in Milan.

Sharon graduated from Parsons College with a physical education degree.  She taught physical education and second grade in the Chicago suburbs.  She left teaching to raise her family in Woodstock. She went back to school to obtain her associate degree in interior design from Harper College.  

Sharon formed FWG Inpc. in 1994 and had a successful career as an interior designer in Wellington, Fla., retiring in 2016 and moving to Abita Springs, La., to be closer to family and friends. 

Sharon was a generous friend. She had an amazing group of friends from all over the world, and they enjoyed lunches and dinners together. She loved to travel and even lived in Germany while her husband was in the military.  She enjoyed croquet, bridge, reading, entertaining and finding the perfect items for her latest design projects.

Left to cherish her memory is a son, Joseph Witry, New Orleans; a daughter, Katie Witry (Todd Riché), New Orleans; grandchildren, Lucy Cate Riché and Witry Joseph Riché, New Orleans; a twin sister, Karen (Jerry) Gillett, Aledo; a sister, Cindy (Roger) Sanders, Sherrard; and several nieces and a nephew. In 2008, she met a special man, Norman Fuselier, Covington, La., and they spent the last nine years traveling the United States and enjoying each other’s company.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Joe, who died Sept. 13, 1998;  her parents; a daughter, Margaret Mary Witry; and an infant son.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock.  A luncheon will follow at 2 p.m. at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis.   

Memorials may be can be made to Flood Relief Fund, St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, St. Benedict, LA.  

Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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