Kristy Kay Scherer, age 66, of Southern Pines, and formerly of Piqua, Ohio died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

A native of Piqua, OH, she was a daughter of the late Leo Grant and Nila Jeanette Yaney Scherer.  Kristy was a graduate of Ohio University and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Dayton.

She is survived by her children Scott Ramer and wife Hope of Columbus, OH; Lindy Gase and husband Mark of Findlay, OH; sister Nancy Evans and husband Tom of Ohio; brother Andy Scherer and wife Angie of Carthage; four grandchildren Therese, Catherine, Lillian, and James.

Kristy had a soft spot in her heart for those who suffer from mental illness.  She served them in many capacities over the years, at a mental health crisis center, as a counselor, and at a state mental health call line.  She sometimes worked with clients that others might label “difficult,” but she passionately felt that all people should be treated with compassion and dignity, and her clients quickly warmed to her.

Kristy enjoyed over two decades with her significant other, Dan Brown.  They cherished their many camping trips together over the years.  Kristy always wanted to get outdoors, tending to her yard work, taking walks, and years ago, growing large vegetable gardens.

One of the highlights of Kristy’s life was her role as “Grammy” to her four grandchildren in Ohio.  She always looked forward to her twice-a-year visits, where she would treat her grandkids to trips to the zoo, children’s museum, historical villages, game and movie nights, and lots of ice cream!  Therese, Catherine, Lily, and Jimmy will sorely miss their monthly greeting cards from Grammy, her “pick a dollar any dollar” game, Grammy snuggles, and most of all, her unwavering support and encouragement of their latest interests and hobbies.

A funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. John Forbes officiating.  Committal will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.  

Memorial donation may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Scherer family.  

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Funeral Mass: April 8, 2021 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
300 Dundee Road
Pinehurst, NC 28370


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  1. So sorry to hear of Kristy’s passing. She was my co-worker and I enjoyed getting to know her. Such a nice and sweet person. We worked well together. Praying for her family

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Kristy’s passing. As a co-worker, we enjoyed long rides together to state mental health hospitals and our normal stop-in at Chick-fil-A in Durham. Such a sweet and kind soul. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time.

  3. I was given the gift of being one of Kristy’s coworkers for several years. She was a joy to be around. Her infectious smile, laugh and love for life were gifts to all whose path she crossed! She knew how to life live abundantly and left us way too soon. May God hold all of us who are grieving, gently and love us strongly!

  4. Rest in Peace, Precious Kristy! You were a wonderful co-worker and office mate, and I will miss you though I know you’re in a better place! Condolences to your Beloved Lindy, Mark, Scott, and your grandchildren! You had so looked forward to retirement; I am so sorry it was cut so short!

  5. Andy,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. You and the rest of the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. My sympathy to all of Kristy’s family and friends. So sorry to hear of her passing. I grew up with Kristy, we were best of friends for many years. Wish we could have stayed in touch over the years. “Some people make the world more special just by being in it.” Going to miss you not being in it, Kristy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.

  7. Working in the call center with Kristy , she shared her love for family. Grandma was a wonderful passion she embraced. She was kind, caring and graceful with all she encountered. Praying for your family.

  8. So sorry to hear about Kris. I know she will be so missed. I knew Kris from childhood and also from
    her social work career. Will keep you all in my prayers. Joyce Grilliot Curtner

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