Dixie Lee Stein, 66, Katy, Texas, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home.
She was born July 25, 1947, in Hoisington to Eldon Howard and Fern Marie (Folkerts) Harper. She was raised on her family's farm in Albert and graduated from Fort Hays State University.
She married Dean LeRoy Stein on June 15, 1968, in Albert. The couple lived in Duncan, Okla., Enid, Okla., Oklahoma City, Springfield, Mo., Paducah, Ky., and Lubbock, Texas, prior to moving to Katy in 2013. She was a devoted wife and mother who focused her energy on her family. She put the needs of others above her own.
She actively was involved in the PTA when her daughters were in school, and she cared for many stray dogs and cats she adopted.
She enjoyed keeping up with current events, reading, traveling, sewing and crafting.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Jo Stein, Katy, and Michelle Suzanne Stein, Houston; a brother, Duane E. Harper, Waucoma, Iowa; and a grandson, Adam Harper Stein.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis Harper.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, Albert; burial in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Albert.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
Memorials are suggested to Lewy Body Dementia Association or American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.bryantfh.net.