Katherine Louise Stowers King

December 25, 2019

Katherine King, 89, passed away peacefully at her Kirklin home on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 with loved ones by her side. Katherine was born on October 9, 1930 to James & Ruby (Bennett) Stowers and lived most of her 89 years in Kirklin, Indiana.  She had lived and experienced more that she ever dreamed she would.

Katherine/Gram was known for her love of people and knew no strangers.  Her home was always open to friends and family.  She was a wonderful grandmother. Watching for different birds gave her lots of joy.  She was a member of the Kirklin American Legion Auxiliary Post 310, where she carried the first auxiliary flag in a parade and loved raising money through poppy sales.  She was the force behind money raised for a permanent monument in the Stowers Cemetery and finding and replacing the missing sundial in front of the local Kirklin Library.  Her legacy will live on in Kirklin forever as she was responsible for assigning the house numbers to every house in Kirklin.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - which was the day of her husband’s passing in 2007 - at the funeral home. Matt Redder (grandson-in-law) will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin. Donations may be made to American Legion Auxiliary Post 310 or the Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

her children, Mark (Sandi) King of Phoenix, AZ, Jill (Greg Henderson) Otis and Gina King, both of Kirklin, Ind., her grandchildren Jessica Kirby, Sherry (Kevin) Lunsford, Sean (Amber) Otis, Tasha (Matthew) Redder, Jamie King, Tim King, Jade (Jonathan Bourne) Myers, and Evan Dinger, along with 16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters, Barbara Hubeli of Frankfort and Carolyn Clements of Kirklin, nieces, nephews and many friends near and far.

Preceded by:

her husband, Charles Junior King, son-in-law, Jeff Otis, niece, Fran Shipley Jaggers, whom she raised as a daughter, several brothers, sisters and close friends.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Katherine Louise Stowers King”

  1. Madison Kirby December 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Gram, we miss you so much! It’s still so hard to believe that you’re gone. But I think to myself you lived such a long life that was full of blessings along the way. Just Remember we will all see you again some day. I love you so much!

  2. Adam Kirby December 31, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Jessica, Madison, McKenzie, and Family, Roger and I are very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you during this extremely painful time. I know your Gram meant the world to all of you AND you too meant the world to her (don’t ever forget that). She loved all of you so much, she showed her passion for family consistently by laughing, listening, advising, and giving ALL her love when very much needed. Please know, Gram is not suffering anymore…she has been reunited with your Pop in Heaven. All of you have been in our thoughts and prayers in the last week and will continue to be in the coming days, weeks, and months. May God walk with you, comfort you, and heal your broken hearts in the coming days, weeks, and months. Love Adam and Roger

  3. Vicki Albaugh December 31, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    God bless you Katherine, please give my mom a big hug and tell her I miss and love her. You two can catch up now and have fun! Love and RIP

  4. Judy Cogswell Ackerson December 31, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Jill and families, so sorry to hear of your great loss. I enjoyed talking to Katherine at the Legion and doing her hair. May God’s peace guard your hearts and minds. Don and Judy (Cogswell) Ackerson

  5. Terri Lambert December 31, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I’m so sorry. She was a great person and I always enjoyed talking to her.

  6. Mike Hensley January 1, 2020 at 12:09 am

    A great lady. She never knew a stranger. Prayers to the family.
    Mike Hensley

  7. Mary Patchett January 1, 2020 at 7:57 am

    To all of Katherine family,

    Katherine was such a awesome lady. I always loved seeing and visiting with her. In her early years she had so much energy and drive to get things done in Kirklin. I am honored to know her. She will missed. Prayers to all you in your time of sorrow.

  8. Patsy Bradley January 1, 2020 at 11:04 am

    So sorry for your loss. I am a cousin didn’t know her but it’s so sad to lose a love one. Patsy Stowers Bradley

  9. Linda Gibson Benge January 1, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Dear Sweet Katherine, you will be missed! We always loved your smiles and hugs in church and your asking about various people we knew in common. You are with JESUS now and we hope and pray your family gets comfort from that. You all will remain in our prayers for comfort, peace and for remembering all the wonderful lifetime memories.

  10. Pam (Wire) Ferguson January 2, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    You was one awesome woman. Like it was said, you always smiled and never knew a stranger. I’m very blessed to have known you and your loving family. Spread those wings wide and soar the beautiful heavens above.

  11. Willis Bay January 4, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Even though we live halfway around the world in the Philippines we thought of, and still think of, Aunt Katherine everyday. We love and miss her very much. She was the adhesive that held the various branches of our family together. We will miss the mornings we spent in Aunt Katherine’s kitchen just talking over several cups of coffee. You never knew who was going to pop in and join the conversation. You will always be in our hearts Aunt Katherine. We love and miss you more than words can say.

    In loving memory of Aunt Katherine: Bill (Billy) & Delly Bay

  12. Kenny January 7, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Katherine, you will be a remark in our hearts. We will miss you, your laughs and warm cheers. Prayers and tears for the whole family. Can’t believe you are not with us.
    Kenny at Valero

  13. Virginia Loyd Telford January 17, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Katherine tell grandpa and grandma Loyd and dad, Paul Loyd, we are missing all of you so glad we had you in our lives.

  14. Rita Davenport April 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Mark, Gill & Gina,
    I am so sorry for you loss and just found out today about Aunt Katherine’s passing. It breaks my heart that I didn’t know about it. She was so special to me growing up. Love to all her family.

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