Mary Ann (Prester) Steinle (1937-2018)

Mary Ann (Prester) Steinle passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Hillside Village of De Soto, Kan. at the age of 80. She was born April 7, 1937 in Russell to the late Fred and Elizabeth (Milberger) Prester. She grew up in the Dorrance area and was united in marriage to Leo David Steinle. They were blessed with four sons, Gary, Duane, Terry, and Bobby.

Mary Ann was a loving and hardworking farmwife and mother. A woman of deep faith, she was a member of First Lutheran Church in Dorrance. When her husband fell ill, she took care of him, worked the farm, and raised her boys. She worked part-time at the café in Dorrance and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Always a delightful and cheerful woman, she encouraged family and friends alike with her positive outlook and grateful attitude. An avid Kansas University Jayhawk fan, she never missed a game on her radio or television, and cheered them on into the Final Four this year. Her Lord and family were the loves of her life, but she also had a special affection for fried chicken.

Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Gary Steinle and wife Andrea of Morrison, Colo., Terry Steinle of Porterville, Calif., and Bobby Steinle and wife Suzanne of Lawrence; daughter-in-law, Teri-Lynette Steinle of Porterville, Calif.; grandchildren, Matthew Tyler, Sean David, Jackson Daniel, and Natasha Elyse; and great-grandchildren Harper Michelle, Henry David, and Vera June.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Elizabeth Prester, husband, Leo David Steinle, and son, Duane Steinle.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at First Lutheran Church in Dorrance. Burial will follow in the Dorrance City Cemetery. There will be no visitation.  

Memorials are suggested to the Hillside Village of De Soto and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.  

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