Catherine Marie (Stack) Stephenson, Age :83
Feb 08,1937---Nov 09,2020

Catherine Marie (Stack) Stephenson, 83, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10-11 AM, Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15410 Leavenworth Road, Basehor, KS 66007. Mass of Christian Burial for family members only will follow at 11 AM. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. All are welcome to join the graveside services. Masks are required for all funeral activities.  

Catherine, who was born in Kansas City, Kansas, was part of a large Irish Catholic family, which included five brothers and two sisters. In 1957, she married Earl LeRoy Stephenson. They were married for 58 years before he died in 2015. Catherine spent most of her work life at Industrial State Bank (formerly Fidelity State Bank). She held a number of positions before retiring as a Vice President over 20 years ago.

Catherine, a member of Holy Angels Church, loved her Catholic faith. She attended St. Benedict’s grade school and graduated from Bishop Ward High School. In her later years, especially, she attended Mass and the rosary daily.

Spending time with family, whether it was celebrating the holidays, a birthday or simply enjoying Sunday dinner together, always brought great joy to Catherine. She adored her two granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 great grandson. The annual 4th of July picnic that she organized with her sister, Maureen, was something she looked forward to and began planning months in advance. After the event, it was the topic of conversation for the two sisters for months to come.

Catherine spent the last year and a half living at Villa St. Francis in Olathe, where she received compassionate care from a devoted staff. Alzheimer’s had robbed her of many things, including her ability to communicate. While she often could not express her gratitude, the staff shared that her eyes and beautiful smile spoke volumes about her kind heart.  

Catherine is survived by two daughters: Debra and her husband George (Joe) DeCoster, Carol and her husband Bob Cowdrey; 4 grandchildren: Jennifer and her husband Josh Zans; Sarah and her husband Aaron Bialek; Rob Cowdrey; and Ryan Cowdrey; 1 great grandson: Liam Bialek.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Villa St. Francis or Holy Angels Catholic Church.



Condolences

Delia Bates Nov 10 ,2020

niece ,Herington ,Kansas

Sorry you guys have to go through this. I know that she is happy now. Heck she is up in heaveni listening to Leroy jokes. Take care all of you. Love Dee

Diana heninger Nov 11 ,2020

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

I worked with Catherine in the mid 70s. She was a very special lady.

Martha Villarreal Nov 12 ,2020

Neighbor ,LEAVENWORTH ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Catherine's passing. I think of her and Leroy often. They were very special neighbors and friends. Our kids and grandkids loved to visit them. They enjoyed the kids so much. I miss sitting on their screen porch and having a beer with them after mowing my yard. Catherine and I enjoyed Leroy's stories. So glad they are together again. She missed him so much. Thinking of you all. Martha Villarreal

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15410 Leavenworth Road
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Nov 12 ,2020
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15410 Leavenworth Road
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Nov 12 ,2020
Time:
11:00 AM
Google Map: