Edythe W. Steffey

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Edythe W. Steffey passed away peacefully on March 15, 2009, in Gainesville, after a brief but hard-fought and courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, in Sevierville, Tenn., and was raised in Cleveland, Tenn. She lived in Athens for 46 years and then resided in Cumming for the last three years.
She was a graduate of Bradley County High School in Cleveland, Tenn., and The Chattanooga School of Business Education. Mrs. Steffey served as a secretary for the U.S. Army at Fort Custer, Mich., during World War II while her husband was deployed overseas. She retired from the Environmental Protection Agency in Athens, where she worked for 17 years.
She was a devoted loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, spending her time ensuring that her family was comfortable, happy and successful.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Raymond Charles Steffey of Athens; her parents, Haynes and Martha Whaley of Cleveland, Tenn.; and eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her beloved family: son, Gary R. Steffey (Jackie) of Dahlonega; daughters, Susan B. Steffey, Judy L. Long of Cumming; granddaughter, Heather S. Waring (Brian) of Cumming; grandson, Raymond E. Steffey (Candace) of Flowery Branch; great-grandchildren, Taylor Nicole and Austin Scott Waring, Alexander Raymond and Ashley Grace Steffey; sister, Delores Bennett (Melford) of Cleveland, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 1 p.m. with the services to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens. Crypt interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the , 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Ga 30605, The American Red Cross, Northeast Georgia Chapter, P.O. Box 3370, Gainesville, GA 30503 or North East Georgia Hospice, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 2009
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