Katherine Edith (Coyle) Stevens was born January 29, 1934, to Edward and Nellie (Ehlert) Coyle in Woodbine, Iowa. She attended country school near Little Sioux and enjoyed cheer-leading in high school. She graduated from Mondamin High School. She then moved to Omaha and worked for Bell Telephone and Mutual of Omaha Insurance. After returning to the Woodbine area, Katherine married Loyd "Tip" Stevens. Katherine then worked at banks in Woodbine and Mondamin as well as the site manager at the Woodbine Senior Center until her retirement.
Katherine was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan. She followed and supported her husband and boys to many baseball games throughout the years. She loved to entertain and had many fish fries with family and friends. Katherine always enjoyed a glass of wine, which was made by her husband. After retirement, along with her family, she spent many days at their summer home at Ryan's Landing on the Missouri River. Katherine especially enjoyed the time spent with her three high school girlfriends, "The Golden Girls." Since 1952, they have celebrated twice yearly with a slumber party.
Katherine died on January 15, 2013, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 17 days.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Louis and Richard Coyle; and three sisters, Ethel Petty, Dorothy Boustead and Marjorie Ellvinger. She is survived by her husband, Tip Stevens of Woodbine, IA; three sons, David (Patti) Stevens of Woodbine, IA, Jerry (Theresa) Stevens of Council Bluffs, IA, John (Christine) Stevens of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, Vicki, Tara, Mark, Amy, Chris and Evan; three great grandchildren, Kaylun, Trevin and Maci; two sisters, Lois Hanson McColley of Onawa, IA, Bonnie Van Duesen of Denver, CO; special friends, Nancy McKean Ruffcorn, Bonnie Price Hinkel and Betty Ruffcorn Anderson; and many other relatives and friends.