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Anna Eileen Steiner, 86

April 16, 2010

FEB. 19, 1924-APRIL 14, 2010

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Anna Eileen Steiner, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 14, 2010, at the Laughlin Healthcare Center in Greeneville, Tennessee, under the care of the Amedisys Hospice Services. Anna was a lifelong resident of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., but has lived with her daughter in Tennessee since November 2007.

Born Feb. 19, 1924, in Sleepy Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Isom and Flossam Ellen Lineweaver Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William H. Steiner, on Oct. 1, 2001; her son-in-law, Robert H. Perry of Berkeley Springs, on June 9, 1995, as well as her siblings; five sisters and one brother, Norma Wray of Philadelphia, Pa., Marguerite Johnson of Hagerstown, Md., Lovdy Simcox of Waynesboro, Pa., Hazel Steiner of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Mary Lee Manning of Hagerstown, Md., and Lavern Michael of Philadelphia, Pa.

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She attended Mount Trimble School in Sleepy Creek and Berkeley Springs High School in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. She was a homemaker and a daycare provider.

Anna was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a prayer warrior of the church. Along with her husband and some friends, she was a co-founder and a charter member of the Wesleyan Chapel Church on Harrison Avenue in Berkeley Springs. She held several offices in the church, including Sunday school teacher, lay leader, treasurer and missionary president, until her health began to decline.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Ryder and husband Clinton of Greeneville, Tenn., Karen Perry of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Arletta Swope and husband Bill of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour before the service at the church. A home-going service will be held at the Wesleyan Chapel Church at Harrison Avenue and Vermont Street, on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 2 p.m., with pastors Bill Swope and Clinton Ryder, sons-in-law, officiating. Interment will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan Chapel, c/o Arletta Swope, 1761 Woodmont Road, Great Cacapon, WV 25422 or to Wesleyan Bible Tabernacle, 514 W. Church St., Greeneville, TN 37445.

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