Kathy Steinmann

CENTRALIA — Kathy Steinmann, 63 of Centralia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

She was born on August 1, 1957, the daughter of John and Lela (Shuler) Helpingstine. On October 27, 1995, she married Michael F Steinmann, and he survives in Centralia.

Kathy is survived by a daughter, Rachel Barksdale and Matt Morton of Kell; two brothers, Bill Helpingstine and wife Patty of Centralia and Garry Helpingstine and wife Terrie of Buffalo, Wyoming.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Rob Helpingstine.

Kathy loved the beach, especially her annual mother/daughter trip to Orange Beach. As a true walking miracle, she had a vibrant personality that captivated the hearts of everyone blessed to know her. She is proof that we should never give up hope.

Per Kathy’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded, with her ashes being scattered at a place she loved. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Centralia American Legion 446, Allmon Cemetery, and First United Methodist Church in Centralia and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Steinmann family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.