Catherine "Katy" A. Stein

May 3, 1958May 14, 2013

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 Mt. Kilimanjaro. She was a passionate supporter of the Special Olympics and was a member of Green Mount Road Church of Christ.

Katy is 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. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Donations are appreciated to the family to establish a special memorial in Katy’s honor or Special Olympics.

Visitation: Friends may call on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:30 -1 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois

Funeral Service: A procession honoring Katy and her service as an officer of the law will leave the funeral home on Saturday for a memorial service scheduled at 2 p.m. at Green Mount Road Church of Christ, 25 N. Green Mount Rd., Belleville, IL.


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 18, 2013

Catherine "Katy" A. Stein

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Lisa Herman

April 8, 2014

I didn't know you well but I always saw you patrolling our city and keeping it safe. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace!! God Bless you!!

linda peters

June 6, 2013

Katy, You were a great sister-in-law, Im so very happy that you became part of our family, You will truly be missed!!!! Everytime i think of you, i will always r emember you smiling that beautiful smile of yours!!!! I LOVEl YOU KATY!!!!! linda

Dave Hinshaw

June 4, 2013

Dear,Sweet Katy- We were kindred spirits nearly 4 decades. And in spite of the time and distance between us, her laughter and love was omnipresent. She had a special grace and spirit that said, "give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with joy". Katy was brilliant. May she be a patron of driving this disease away- for it cannot live amongst Katy's bright colors. She was a bright light girl.
Much love

May 20, 2013

Hi. Joanie and I are best friends. I am so very sorry about Katy. I had met her years ago. She certainly had a full life. Lots of fun, laughs, good times and memories. I am thinking about all of you.
Susan Kline

Joanie Haines

May 20, 2013

Katy your twin's heart is broken but the bond between us isn't. You'll be forever in my heart and it was a privilege being your twin. Love you forever.

Robin Lupardus

May 20, 2013

" Katy, your brother loved you so much...there is such a void in his heart and tears in his eye's. You will truly be missed forever " Robin Lupardus

Michelle & Jim Juelfs

May 19, 2013

Our Prayers Going Out To U All During This Time, May God Be With U , Very Sincerely...

Colleen Faulcon

May 17, 2013

John,i am so sorry for your loss. God bless you, Chris, Emily and Adam. Much love to you. Colleen Faulcon (Stein) ?

Swansea street dept

May 17, 2013

Our prayers or with Katie and her family ( you will be missed)

Julie Samples

May 17, 2013

Katie was a joy to have in our lives,always smiling and bubbly. She was always helpful as our school resource officer and in the community.She touched more lives then she could ever know.