Catherine "Katy" Stein, 55, born May 3, 1958 in California passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 surrounded by her family at her residence in Millstadt.
Katy and her husband were owners of the GNC store in Swansea. Katy retired from the Swansea Police Department, providing service as a school resource officer and a crisis intervention negotiator. Prior to her service as a police officer
, Katy worked for Child Protective Services helping to remove abused children from homes of neglect and abuse. She was a world traveler and was proud to have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. She was a passionate supporter of the Special Olympics
Katy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances, nee Wilson, Clancy.
Katy is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Stein; daughter, Emily (Keith) McPherson; sons, Chris and Adam Stein; grandson, Konnor McPherson; a brother, Paul; sisters, Joanie (Larry) Hoff and Maura (John) Penny; her mother-in-law, Frances Soistman and father-in-law, George Stein, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Linda (Tommy) Peters and Mary (the late Joe) Miller; brothers-in-law, George III (Linda) Stein, and Mark (Barbara) Stein; and special friends, Bob and Addy Ginter and Carl Klossen.
Donations are appreciated to the family to establish a special memorial in Katy's honor or Special Olympics.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, and 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A procession honoring Katy and her service as an officer of the law will leave the funeral home on Saturday, May 18, 2013, for a memorial service scheduled at 2 p.m. at Green Mount Road Church of Christ, 25 N. Green Mount Rd., Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.