Cathy Evelyn Stirewalt, 70, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at the St. Luke’s North Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.


Cathy was born on August 2, 1949 in Paola, Kansas to Neva Mae (Dennerline) Gambrell and Kenneth Leroy Stamback.


She graduated from Clearfield High School in Utah in 1967, married her first husband, Johnny Lee Howard, June 29, 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona. They then moved to Spring Hill, Kansas in 1968. After her marriage to Johnny Howard ceased Cathy, then married John Robert Stirewalt Jr. in Spring Hill, Kansas on October 21, 1989. She resided in Spring Hill and El Dorado, Kansas before moving back to Arizona in July 1999.


Cathy was a member of the Association of Realtors. She was an accomplished award-winning real estate agent selling multi-millions across the nation. She didn’t know a stranger! She enjoyed traveling, attending her kids’ sporting events, selling real estate, loving and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cathy was a vibrant, loving, generous, caring, and all around good-hearted woman that was full of life.


Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, first husband, Johnny Howard, two brothers, Perry Gambrell and Billy Seaborn, and sister, Marcia Stamback. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, John Robert Stirewalt Jr., her sisters, Gayle Theil (Randy), Karen Wilkes (David), Judy Amspacker (Dan), Patty Seaborn, and her brother, Jody Stamback. Her four children, Kenda Wulfkuhle (James), Doug Howard, John R. Stirewalt III, and Linda Negus (Vincent), grandchildren, Cortney Stirewalt, Lauren Stirewalt, Anthony Wulfkuhle, Ashlynn Stirewalt, Claudia Stirewalt, Megan Negus, Victoria Negus, Alyssa Negus, and four great grandchildren, Creighton Geraghty, Layla Mae Stirewalt, Oliver Geraghty and Dominik Negus, all of whom will dearly miss her.