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Stennes - Elizabeth McNeir

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Elizabeth McNeir Stennes, 88, of Mabel, formerly of Fillmore and Preston, died January 9, 2004 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

She was born Elizabeth Clare Winslow on Oct. 29, 1915, in Spring Valley to Sears and Sarah Lena (Foglesong) Winslow. She attended school in Fountain and Chatfield, and graduated from Rochester High School in 1936.

On July 17, 1937, she married Mick (Laurence) McNeir at her parents' home. The couple lived in Fillmore and raised their three children there until 1968, when they moved to Preston.

Her husband died in 1973. Elizabeth continued living in Preston, where she volunteered at a church and a nursing home. She also volunteered at Fillmore County Historical Society Museum in Fountain. In 1995, she moved to Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

In 1996, she married Earl Stennes, who died two years later. She was a member of Scheie Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Stennes is survived by two sons, Leon (Vikki) McNeir and Dennis (Robin) McNeir; a daughter, Beverly (Willis) Tordsen; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

The funeral for Elizabeth McNeir Stennes was January 12, 2004 at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in Fillmore Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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