Kathryn Suzanne McKnight Klock experienced the greatest peace and happiness she could ever imagine on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, when she began her eternal life with God.
Kathy’s earthly life began on May 30, 1983 in Victoria, Texas, and she grew up in Port Lavaca. She loved to swim, helped teach swim lessons, worked as a lifeguard throughout high school and college, and taught some of her siblings, her own children, and her friends’ children to swim. Kathy was very active in high school, playing the flute in the band, serving on the Student Council and in the National Honor Society, and performing in One Act Plays as well as performing with the Main Street Community Theatre. Kathy was also active in the Calhoun County 4-H program, serving as a State and National Ambassador, and earning the Gold Award. After she graduated from Calhoun High School in 2001, Kathy enrolled in classes at Texas Woman’s University, then transferred to Texas A&M in 2005, and transferred again in 2007 so she could move to Dallas to help her parents by being a nanny for her sister, Mary Elizabeth Morris. Kathy eventually earned her Bachelor of Science in General Science with a minor in Business from UT Dallas in 2008.
While Kathy was at A&M, she was very active with St. Mary’s Catholic Center and lived in a Catholic house, St. Joseph Vineyard, also known as SJV. It was at SJV where she met Stephen Klock. They immediately became close friends and stayed in contact for a couple of years after they left SJV, then started dating. One of the greatest days of their lives came when they married on November 20, 2010 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Forney, Texas.
Throughout her life, Kathy was passionate about her convictions, beliefs, and strong Catholic faith. She was continuously active in Catholic activities in parishes beginning with Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca up to Kathy and Stephen’s current parish home of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station, where Stephen is a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Kathy attended JPII World Youth Day in Canada while in High School, served as a Lecture in at the Catholic Center in Denton, helped with many Aggie Awakenings, was chosen to give a talk on “Incredible Faith” while at St. Mary’s in College Station, and served as a Lecture and Faith Formation Teacher at St. Martin in Forney. Kathy also volunteered with pro-life activities, worked at the Coalition for Life and with 40 Days for Life because she believed every life is a gift from God beginning at conception. Most recently, Kathy became a catechist for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to educate pre-school children in the Catholic faith.
God blessed the couple with three wonderful children: Karl Francis-age 5, Sophie Suzanne-age 2, and Elizabeth Anne, who is now nearing 3 months. The days that each of their children were born were also marked in Kathy’s memory forever as some of the greatest days of her life. The time she had with them was truly precious. She is surely at peace and comforted knowing that they will grow up with a father who has the values and strength to teach their children to be faithful and loving servants. He also has a wonderful support group of friends, family, and church members eager to help when he needs inspiration.
As a wife and mother, Kathy had the most important job in the world. She enjoyed spending time with her husband and children, as well as sewing, crafting, raising chickens, and gardening. Kathy also spent her time canning the vegetables that she grew, making jalapeno jelly, and cooking for her family. Kathy was a passionate, loving, and encouraging friend who welcomed so many into her home. She hosted the best birthday parties for her children and carefully crafted costumes for them each year at Halloween. Her zeal for life was felt in the way she talked about those she loved most, with God being at the center.
Though Kathy has entered eternal life, there are those left behind who are still waiting to join her someday. In addition to Stephen, Karl, Sophie, and Elizabeth; her mother, Cheryl Suzanne Brach Morris and her husband Vernon Brooks; her father, Mark McKnight; Stephen’s parents, Donald Klock and Stephanie Klock; her brothers, Jonathan McKnight, Sean McKnight, Brian Morris, Thomas Morris; her sisters, Mary Elizabeth Morris, Megan Morris Barber and her husband Heath, Meridith Morris Kerr and her husband Dennis; her brother-in-law, Joshua Klock and his wife Christa, and Joey Wilson and his wife Tamera; and her grandparents, Judith Suzanne Hedberg Brach, Margaret Harrison Zarnke, Stephen and Mary Anne Phillipp, and Elizabeth Jean Klock; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who are all celebrating that Kathy is home. She has been reunited with her two sons, Joseph Michael and Blaise Paul and her grandfathers, David Karl Brach, Robert McKnight, and Lynn Klock.
Kathy’s family and friends have planned some events to celebrate the life she lived and the life she enjoys now. They will hold a visitation and celebration gathering from 5-8 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station with a Rosary and Memory Sharing Celebration to begin at 6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Travis Abadie, Fr. Michael Sullivan, and Fr. Albert Laforet at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan, and the family invites everyone to return to the St. Thomas Parish Activity Center for a celebration reception.
On a final note, Kathy always enjoyed taking her children outside to play at St. Thomas Aquinas and wished for a playground for them. Instead of sending flowers, please strongly consider making a lasting contribution to St. Thomas Aquinas Church for the Children’s Playground Fund in her honor at
“I am the Good Shepherd and I know mine and mine know me, just as the father knows me and I know the father, and I will lay down my life for the sheep. My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me.” John 10:14-15, 27