Kay A. Steward 65 of Clinton, IL passed away surrounded by her husband and children at 5:02 PM November 27, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Private family services will be Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL. A celebration of Kay’s life will be at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.
Kay was born September 16, 1956 in Decatur, IL the daughter of David Richard and Shirley (Bahlow) Goodman. She married Bill Steward March 18, 1977 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her devoted husband of over forty years, Bill Steward, Clinton, IL; children, Bill (Lori) Steward, Jr., Kenney, IL, Kelli (Jarrod) Krall, Clinton, IL, and Jamie (Christopher Hernandez) Steward, Lincoln, IL, grandchildren, Ella & Lucas Steward, Piper Pastore Lincoln Krall, Triston & Lily Hernandez; along with brothers, Greg Goodman, AZ, and Steve Goodman, FL.
Her life's work and joy was raising her children. She is remembered for her nurturing spirit and how she often took others under her wing as a surrogate mother. Her ability to commit hilarious blunders and laugh at herself remains unsurpassed. She loved music, especially when played by her son; finishing an entire book in a day; eating pie from the center of the tin outward; and feeling the warmth of the sun while relaxing in a lawn chair.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Kay shared a particularly close bond with her father and grandmother.