Kay A. Steward


CLINTON — Kay A. Steward, 65, of Clinton, passed away surrounded by her husband and children at 5:02 p.m. on November 27, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Private family services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville.

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.

Kay was born on September 16, 1956, in Decatur, the daughter of David Richard and Shirley (Bahlow) Goodman. She married Bill Steward on March 18, 1977, in Clinton.

Survivors include her devoted husband of over forty years, Bill Steward, Clinton; children, Bill (Lori) Steward, Jr., Kenney; Kelli (Jarrod) Krall, Clinton, and Jamie (Christopher Hernandez) Steward, Lincoln;  grandchildren, Ella and Lucas Steward, Piper Pastore Lincoln Krall, Triston and Lily Hernandez; along with brothers, Greg Goodman, Ariz., and Steve Goodman, Fla.

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.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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