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OBITUARY

Janice Kay Stine

March 23, 1938September 3, 2020
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Janice “Kay” Stine

Formerly known as, Janice Kay Kimble, Janice Kay Kelley

March 23, 1938 to September 3, 2020

A four year old little blond haired girl in a bathtub with her baby sister is a lovely scene. But on one day in 1942 it turned dark. The girls’ 22 year old mother (Janice Kimble) stood up, called out for her husband, fainted, and never breathed again. Though it was a time when single fathers didn’t try to raise two small girls, their father Howard Kimble did. Kay and Karen lived with extended family in California during the war years so that Howard could work. But eventually, it became clear the girls would be better off in the hands of their grandparents, Carl and Florence Schuler in Oklahoma. There, they lived on a small farm where Kay was both a sister and a protector of Karen. Kay found new stability among her loving grandparents. She graduated High School in 1956.

Kay attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University. During her first year of college classes, she met David Kelley, fell in love and married. Weatherford Oklahoma was their home for the next 24 years. David ran the family business. Kay ran the household. They had three children, Kristen, Stephanie and Kurt and lost two more children prior to birth. Giving her children the mother that she lost so early, Kay’s children were the recipients of love, discipline, and high expectations. Kay taught respect, schoolwork, and full participation in life. Their small business, family and love prospered for many years. Kay had a sharp mind, excellent communication skills and was movie star beautiful. Their home was often the center of large gatherings of friends and a extended family. David worked 8 to 6 Monday through Saturday and Kay ran the home. After church on Sunday mornings, the family routinely did nature hikes.

As with most lives, Kay’s was not a fairytale. She and David ended their marriage after 23 years and the sister demons of depression and alcohol haunted her. Needing to tackle the next chapter in her life, Kay put her sharp mind to work. She finished her degree at the University of Oklahoma and received a Masters in Sociology while also attending Oxford University. She became a successful corporate employee after graduation.

A few years later, she attended a High School reunion. There, a former classmate, now a tall, handsome man named LeRoy Stine approached her. The began dating, quickly fell in love, got married, and remained hand in hand for the remaining 36 years of her life. Lee was the perfect husband for Kay, disciplined, strong, and steady. Together, they started a successful business that remains in their family to this day and were the parents of a combined ten children, Brick, Kristen and Brian, Bobby and Sarah, Stephanie, Kurt and Lynn, and Kim and Ted, and nine grandchildren, Rachel, Erin, Chance, Eric and Sarah, Madeline, Andrew, Bella and Rebekah. Kay and Lee visited the world, provided the keystone for a large family, and brought love and friendship to many.

On Kay’s last day on Earth, she was surrounded by family, including her sister Karen, and friends. The few hours prior to her passing with her mind ever sharp, Kay spoke at length with family, joyfully reviewed the recent wedding pictures of her grandson with his new wife, and gushed with joy knowing that she’d soon be in Heaven with our Lord, the babies she lost, and her worldly mother and father. Kay left her body peacefully in the arms of an angel. Hers was a life well lived. She is sorely missed by those left behind.

Kay’s memorial service will be shown via Facebook Live on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The Facebook link will also be available at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com at that time.

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Garry and Jo Anne Nasti

September 10, 2020

What a beautiful, elegant woman Kay was. You were all blessed to have her in your lives and know she will be missed.

Sincere condolences, Garry and Jo Anne Nasti

Terry Magill

September 9, 2020

Kay was a wonderful friend, gracious hostess, and loved to laugh. She was my early role model in the Federated Church. Kay always had time to listen and she loved her family, her friends and living life! Will miss her notes and calls. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to her family.

Karrol Kimble Davison

September 8, 2020

I have wonderful memories of Kay when I was growing up as we share the same father. She was always smiling and loved to hostess people at her home. I remember when I was in grade school one day that both Kay and Karen came to my house and dressed me in a red, white and blue campaign outfit and took me downtown to a parade. She was a beautiful woman, always putting others first.
God bless her. I was blessed to have her in my life. I wish we would have never lost touch.

Kala Kilgore

September 8, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace & comfort for the entire family.

Ann Palmer

September 7, 2020

You know how much I loved her. We go way back. We have felt each others joy and pain. I am so sorry for OUR loss and she will always be in my heart.
I love you ALL so much. She was special. Ann

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Biography

Janice “Kay” Stine

Formerly known as, Janice Kay Kimble, Janice Kay Kelley

March 23, 1938 to September 3, 2020


A four year old little blond haired girl in a bathtub with her baby sister is a lovely scene. But on one day in 1942 it turned dark. The girls’ 22 year old mother (Janice Kimble) stood up, called out for her husband, fainted, and never breathed again. Though it was a time when single fathers didn’t try to raise two small girls, their father Howard Kimble did. Kay and Karen lived with extended family in California during the war years so that Howard could work. But eventually, it became clear the girls would be better off in the hands of their grandparents, Carl and Florence Schuler in Oklahoma. There, they lived on a small farm where Kay was both a sister and a protector of Karen. Kay found new stability among her loving grandparents. She graduated High School in 1956.

Kay attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University. During her first year of college classes, she met David Kelley, fell in love and married. Weatherford Oklahoma was their home for the next 24 years. David ran the family business. Kay ran the household. They had three children, Kristen, Stephanie and Kurt and lost two more children prior to birth. Giving her children the mother that she lost so early, Kay’s children were the recipients of love, discipline, and high expectations. Kay taught respect, schoolwork, and full participation in life. Their small business, family and love prospered for many years. Kay had a sharp mind, excellent communication skills and was movie star beautiful. Their home was often the center of large gatherings of friends and a extended family. David worked 8 to 6 Monday through Saturday and Kay ran the home. After church on Sunday mornings, the family routinely did nature hikes.

As with most lives, Kay’s was not a fairytale. She and David ended their marriage after 23 years and the sister demons of depression and alcohol haunted her. Needing to tackle the next chapter in her life, Kay put her sharp mind to work. She finished her degree at the University of Oklahoma and received a Masters in Sociology while also attending Oxford University. She became a successful corporate employee after graduation.

A few years later, she attended a High School reunion. There, a former classmate, now a tall, handsome man named LeRoy Stine approached her. The began dating, quickly fell in love, got married, and remained hand in hand for the remaining 36 years of her life. Lee was the perfect husband for Kay, disciplined, strong, and steady. Together, they started a successful business that remains in their family to this day and were the parents of a combined ten children, Brick, Kristen and Brian, Bobby and Sarah, Stephanie, Kurt and Lynn, and Kim and Ted, and nine grandchildren, Rachel, Erin, Chance, Eric and Sarah, Madeline, Andrew, Bella and Rebekah. Kay and Lee visited the world, provided the keystone for a large family, and brought love and friendship to many.

On Kay’s last day on Earth, she was surrounded by family, including her sister Karen, and friends. The few hours prior to her passing with her mind ever sharp, Kay spoke at length with family, joyfully reviewed the recent wedding pictures of her grandson with his new wife, and gushed with joy knowing that she’d soon be in Heaven with our Lord, the babies she lost, and her worldly mother and father. Kay left her body peacefully in the arms of an angel. Hers was a life well lived. She is sorely missed by those left behind.

Kay’s memorial service will be shown via Facebook Live on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The Facebook link will also be available at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com at that time.

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