Kathryn “Christeen” (Stuber) Loy age 103, beloved kindergarten teacher, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Saturday March 9, 2019 in with loved ones by her side. She was a long time resident of Bryant, Indiana. Christeen was born in Geneva, Indiana on February 25, 1916 the daughter of Elmer and Minnie (Burk) Stuber. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William H. Parr in 1943. She later married William W. Loy who preceded her in death in 1990.
Christeen was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School and Ball State Teachers College in 1935. She earned a degree in elementary education and taught Kindergarten for 18 ½ years at Bloomfield Elementary School, Bryant, IN. She was an active life long member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant, IN. She loved music and liked playing the organ and piano, making blankets and always willing to help with all the various projects in the church. She also enjoyed the bible study.
Christeen was blessed with exceptional health throughout her life, she liked to live the lighter yet active life. She will be known for her gentle strength, kindness of heart and a quiet wisdom. She leaves a legacy of grace and love which impacted all of whom she interacted. Christeen will not be forgotten by all that made her acquaintance. She will ever be remembered for her generous spirit, her soulful smile, her sunny personality, her love for family and children. She was a people person and fun to be with. To know her is to love her and what a blessing she has been for so many years.
Christeen is survived by four children, Joyce Ann Lyons (husband Robert C.) of Portland, Billy Loy (wife Ginger) of Calhoun, GA., Linda Huey (husband Richard) of Virginia Beach, VA., and Steven Loy (wife Jacki) of Crawfordsville, IN. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and four nieces and nephews
Christeen was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Minnie (Burk) Stuber, sister Jean Lautzenhiser and brother Robert G.Stuber.
A memorial service to celebrate Christeen's life will be held Saturday March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors George Mercer and Martin Bornhoeft presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Early Learning Center in Portland.