Esther V. Van Meter

Esther V. Van Meter Stieren, 81, of Springfield died at 9:27 a.m.

Saturday at St. John's Hospital.

She was born in Shelbytown on July 2, 1908 the daughter of Ovyl Maurice and Ellen Marcella Nellie Dougherty Walstrom. She married John Carl Stieren in 1930 and he preceded her in death in 1978. She also was preceded by a brother, Leroy Van Meter A residence of Springfield since 1918, Mrs. Stieren was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. for 38 years and retired as a supervisor in 1973. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Telephone Pioneers of America and Ss. Peter and Paul's 50 and Over Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Carol Lee) McEvoy of Athens; one son, John M. Stieren of Springfield; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marcella Schneller of Springfield; three brothers, Maurice VanMeter of Sherman, Harvey Van Meter of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Eugene Van Meter of Oak Park.; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, with the Rev. Frank O'Hara officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From: The State Journal-Register - Springfield, Illinois.  April 29, 1990.

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