Kate was born July 11, 1916, in Vigo County, the daughter of Sherman Stephens and Mary Ethel Clark Stephens. She graduated from Bowling Green High School. She married Raymond "Bill" Bryant and he preceded her in death in 1973.
In the past she worked as a nurses' aid at the Macanell Nursing Home. She also had worked as a clerk at the Dietz Lake store.
Several years ago, she wrote a news column for the Clay City News about the events of Bowling Green. She was very fond of talking on the phone to her family and friends and was a devoted mom and grandma.
Kate was a member of the Bowling Green Eastern Star lodge, the Rebecca Lodge and the Bowling Green United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Monty Rae Bryant, one brother James Stephens, one sister Frances Greemore, son-in-law, Burl Burch and grandson-in-law, Michael D. Schopmeyer.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Ann Burch, Bowling Green, granddaughter Pam Schopmeyer and friend John Mace, great-grandchildren, Sarah Martin (Jason), Amanda Baumgartner (Rusty), Deana Rubeck (fiancÚ Kurt Maddox), Michael W. Schopmeyer, Brianna Schopmeyer, Phillip Schopmeyer, Mikayla Schopmeyer, step-great-grandchildren, Michelle Sevier (Todd), Brandy May (Randy), Tiffany Schopmeyer (fiancÚ James White), five great-great-grandchildren including Madalyn Martin, close family friend Ronald Snyder and a large extended family.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Bowling Green United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mindy Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery south of Bowling Green. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay City Food Pantry.
French Funeral Home entrusted with care and arrangements.
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