Kathy Stephenson Ewing

Kathy Stephenson Ewing, of Sigourney, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023.  A

funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Williams-Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Knoxville, Iowa. Burial was at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

Kathryn Anne was born on June 17, 1946, in Knoxville, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Ruby (Jones) Stephenson. She attended Knoxville High School with the Class of 1964. Kathy was

united in marriage to Jerry DeJoode, and they were blessed with four children.

Kathy moved to Sigourney in 1992 and made her home there until her passing. Kathy was

employed at Amana Refrigeration on the assembly line and worked there for 34 years until

retiring. She enjoyed having her family over for birthdays and holidays. She was a great cook

and two of the family favorites were meatloaf and potato salad. Kathy also enjoyed her flower

garden and house plants. She enjoyed her weekend visits spending time with her son Joel and his family.  Above all else Kathy loved her family and spending time with them.

Survivors include her children, Melissa (Don) Klett and Joel (Tasi) DeJoode; four grandchildren:

Josh DeJoode, Justin DeJoode, Curtis (Jenna) Klett, and Johnathon Klett; step-brother, Ed Poole; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ruby Stephenson, and step-mother, Alfretta (Poole) Stephenson; brother, Richard Stephenson; son, Mark DeJoode, and infant daughter, Lisa LeeAnne DeJoode



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