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Katherine Jane “Janie” Stewart, 70
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Katherine Jane “Janie” Stewart, 70, was born Dec. 15, 1951 and died May 19 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville following a short illness.

Retired director of CHEER Mental Health, a teacher and member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Katherine Simons Degler. She was married to George William Stewart on Nov. 2, 1969.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Dr. Shawn Stewart.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stewart is survived by daughter-in-law Dr. Lisa Beavers of Nashville, two grandchildren Taylor Stewart Beavers and Lainey Stewart (Levi) Gibson and cousin, Sharon Tanner of McMinnville.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at High’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until time of service at High Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cheer Mental Health. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 20, 2022