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Obituary: Catherine Stearns, 90, Adair Co., KY

She was the head of a large, respected Adair County family. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a homemaker

Catherine Stearns, age 90 years, a resident of Summit Manor Health and Rehab Center in Columbia, KY formerly of the Cane Valley Community, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 8:30pmCT at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY after an illness.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey the officiating clergy. Interment in the Agee Cemetery in Clinton County, KY. The family request visiting after 3pmCT on Monday, December 21, 2009, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Catherine Stearns, 90, Adair Co., KY (1919-2009)

Catherine Stearns was born April 10, 1919 in Clinton Co. KY the daughter of the late John and Myra Lou Guffey Birdwell, and died December 19, 2009, in Columbia, KY, at the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 9 days.

Preceded in death by her husband, William Fred Stearns on July 14, 1999; by an infant daughter: Reba Mae Stearns and one son, George Elvin Stearns in 1998.

She is survived by the following:
  • Survived by one daughter: Louise Williams of Lafayette, TN

  • Three sons: Norman Stearns and wife Judy of Columbia, KY; J.T. Stearns of Columbia, KY; Billy Stearns and wife: Janice of Columbia, KY

  • Ten grand children, 5 great grandchildren and by several nieces nephews

  • A special friend: Loreeta Darling of Columbia, KY
Mrs. Stearns was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and a homemakerCondolences may shared & guest book signed online at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.
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