HAMPTON - Eleanor Marie Stenner, 96, died on Monday, March 9, 2009.
She was born on June 20, 1912, in Rhodes, Iowa, and later moved to Chicago, Ill. She later moved to the Peninsula in 1945 and was known by many as a sales associate in the Men's Dept at the Miller & Rhodes Store. Eleanor was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church, and volunteered in its Back Door Ministries and the Altar Guild.
Preceding her in death was her husband, William Albert Stenner, in 1986.
Eleanor is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and William Charles Sr., Susanne and John Gabriel, all of Hampton; sister, Lorraine Drennan of Chicago; grandchildren and their spouses, William Charles Jr., Virginia and Joseph Francis, James and Tracy Charles, Rebecca Charles, Lisa and Michael Corkrum, and David and Victoria Gabriel; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Trevor Sargent, Duncan Charles, and Montana Thompson.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Newport News. A Mass of Resurrection will begin at 7 p.m. following the visitation. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family.
Family expresses great appreciation to the staff and residents of the Devonshire for the care and friendship shown to Mrs. Stenner during her residency.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Back Door Ministries, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 230 33rd Street, Newport News, VA 23607.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.