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Jean Steer

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Jean D. Steer, 73, of Flat Rock, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, July 18, 2016 at her residence. A native of Cadiz, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Strom and Audrey Sheline McDowell. Jean was also preceded in death by her brother Keith McDowell. She had resided in Henderson County for the past 10 years.
Jean was deeply involved in many breast cancer support groups and had been awarded the annual Women of Hope award from the Pardee Hospital Foundation. She had a special love for the beauty of Maine, especially the coast, where her ashes will be scattered. Her world always revolved around her children and her grandchildren. Her love of life was captured in a random note that she recently wrote. "I thank God for the gift of life. So thankful for each day. He has a purpose and a plan. The kids are my rewards for not giving up."
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, R. William Steer; sons, Rick Steer of Westbrook, Maine, Michael Steer and his wife Ellen of Issaquah, WA; daughter, Susan Steer Magdich and her husband Edwin of Garfield, AR; grandchildren, Benjamin Steer of Lake Oswego, OR, Sarah Steer of Issaquah, WA; Ethan, Noah, Caleb, Joshua, Jonah, Micah, Hope, Matthew and Eden Magdich of Garfield, AR; twin sister, Jane Bessey and her husband Peter of Prescott, AZ, and her brother, S.D. McDowell and his wife Lolita of New Philadelphia, OH.
A private family gathering will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Pardee Foundation, 561 Fleming St. Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Online condolences are available by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from July 19 to July 20, 2016
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