We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Malone Funeral Home
Katherine Grayce Stewart Word was called home Friday, May 27, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. The daughter of the late Tommy Joe and Effie Mae Stewart, Kathy had a servant's heart. In her college days, she was an active member of Morehead State University’s Baptist Student Union and went on several mission trips. Throughout her many years as a LPCC-S, she touched the lives of many struggling with mental illness and addiction. In her most recent role as Community Based Services Director at MCCC, she spurred the expansion of current programs into the Central KY Region, opening a dedicated mental health outpatient treatment center in coordination with the Catholic Action Center and also assisted with the opening of Cliffview Recovery Center.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. When she spakes, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” Those that knew her knew she loved singing the praises of God, both by her actions and with her beautiful soprano voice. When not actively helping others, she enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and friends as well as her standard poodle, Effie.
While we find peace knowing she was welcomed home by Christ and her parents, she leaves behind a plethora of family and friends. Most notably her two children Tom Word (Caitlyn Johnson), Grayce Ransom (Perry Kitts, Jr.), and their father Richard Word; her siblings Tom (Andrea) Stewart and Beverly Stewart; a nephew Joseph Stewart; her close friend Malcom Brown; her doting maternal aunts; and her constant companion, a standard poodle named Effie.
Visitation will be held at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson Kentucky on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A service will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with her long-time friend, Kevin Thomas, presiding.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26