Eleanor M. Stenner
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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.

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Published in Daily Press from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2009.
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March 22, 2009
Marilyn & Susanne & Families,
Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.We know that all of y'all will miss your mother & grandmother but you all have precious memories that will last forever in your hearts. Mrs Stenner was always a happy and friendly person to everyone and she will be rewarded in heaven. God bless all of you.
Howard & Shirley Williamson, Newport News,Virginia
March 17, 2009
Marilyn & Susie & Families,
I just learned of your mother's passing and my heart goes out to you. You may not remember the Price family that lived behind you on Hilton Blvd, but I do remember your precious mother and how sweet she always was to my sister Susan and I. I also had the good fortune to work with her for a while at M&R. I know you must have many good memories. We have many fond memories of your mother and your family.
We are thinking of you and hope time will be a healer for you all.
Judy Price-Stenzhorn
March 17, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Frankie & Carolyn Buie
March 12, 2009
I was very saddened to hear about your mother's passing. She was always a gracious lady and a wonderful spiritual role model for St. Vincent's. My prayers are with you and your family.
Suzanne Ellis (Liakos)
March 12, 2009
Susie, Marilyn and Family,

I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing. She was a dear and sweet lady. I am sure you will miss her greatly.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Also, Susie, thank you for sending me the family photos.


March 11, 2009
Susanne,Johnnie and family,

We are sadden to hear about Mrs Stenner's passing. Please know that we hold you in our hearts and prayers. Let your fond memories help you heal.

Bruce and Nancy Anderson
March 11, 2009
We are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss and our hearts and prayers go out to you. Mrs. Stenner's beautiful smile, her graceful demanor and awesome personality will remain treasured memories to us.

Pat and Shirley Patterson
Hampton, Virginia
March 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda Prinkki
March 11, 2009
Eleanor(great-grandma), you always had a smile on your face and a story to tell about growing up in Chicago. You will be sadly missed but fondly remebered by all that had the privledge to know you. My sympathies and prayers to all of your family.
Jim Sargent
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