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Cora Mae Steen

Monday, January 13, 2003

HASTINGS -- Cora Mae Steen, 82, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 2003) at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.

She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Haywarden, Sask., Canada, to William and Isa M. (Smith) Haight.

On Feb. 14, 1939, she married Wilbur M. "Bill" Bonar. They moved to Hastings in 1946. In 1950, they moved to McCook, where she worked as an optician assistant. In 1962, they returned to Hastings and she worked for City National Bank.

On Aug. 8, 1971, she married Mearl Steen, and they moved to Parsons, Kan., where she was head bookkeeper for the Parsons Public Schools. She moved back to Hastings in 2000.

While in McCook, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. While in Parsons, she was a member of the Coterie Bridge Club and was active with the Parsons Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bill in 1964, and Mearl in 1996; three brothers, Lewis Haight, Raymond Haight and Richard Haight; and one granddaughter.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley and husband, Robert Butz of Holdrege, Judy and husband, Gary Stutesman of Roseland, Carol Ewing of Hastings and Gail Howard of Lincoln; one son, Darrell Bonar and wife, Honey Lou of Hastings; step-daughter, Linda and husband, Dick Hill of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; step-son, Don Steen and wife, Janet of Sedalia, Mo.; one sister, Ruth Gunnlaugson of White Fox, Sask., Canada; brother, John and wife, Carol Haight of McLeod Lake, B.C., Canada; sister-in-law, Pearlie Bonar of McCook; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with the Rev. Richard J. Martindale officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m., in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings.

Visitation is today until 9 p.m. with the family present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorials may be given in her name to St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral or the donor's choice.

Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.