Jean Naron Steinquest
September 20, 1928 -
June 25, 2023

Visitation

June 29, 2023
5pm to 5:30pm

Service 

June 29, 2023
5:30pm

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Jean Naron Steinquest, age 94, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Mike Layne officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until the time of service on Thursday, and a repast follows the service on Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Private burial will take place at Shelton-Eaton Cemetery in Rutherford County, TN, beside her husband, Dr. Eugene Steinquest, who passed away in 2014.

Jean was born on September 20, 1928, in Shelbyville, TN, to the late Hughes Coop Naron and Nannie Gray Eaton Naron. Mrs. Steinquest earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky College (now University). She worked as an elementary school music teacher in Cookeville, TN and Monroe, LA. Jean enjoyed sharing her love of playing the piano, and playing bridge with her friends and family. Mrs. Steinquest was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. She passed away on June 25, 2023, at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville, TN.

Survivors include her children, Deborah (Wesley) Ingram of Kingsport, TN, David Eugene (Allison) Steinquest of Springfield, TN, and Benita (Wes) Remaley of Jerome, ID; grandchildren, Ethan Steinquest, Benjamin Steinquest, David (Chelsea) Maynard, Phillip (Hannah) Maynard, Michelle (Tony) Luna, Michael (Shelly) Ingram, Melissa (Eric) Laughman, and Sam Campbell; great-grandchildren, Fitz Maynard and Ava Laughman; and cousins, Louise (Wayne) Jones of Shelbyville, TN, Nancy Whittenberg of Morristown, TN, Toddy Layne (husband of the late Lucille Layne) of Fayetteville, and Robert (Vickie) Elrod of Bowling Green, KY.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, PO Box 1373, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jean Naron Steinquest.

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3 Comments

  1. Michelle and John Krause

    I am so saddened to hear about Mrs. Steinquest’s passing. We met them at the Methodist church, and we quickly became good friends. So many great memories, and laughs.What a blessing they were to my husband and myself!! But now, Mr and Mrs Steinquest are reunited, and living with our Lord and Savior!!! And I believe we will see them again! Thanks be to God!

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  2. Kevin Coon

    Benita, David and Deb, I have many wonderful memories of your mom and your dad in your home on Whitney Drive. They both made my life fuller, especially by sharing their musical gifts. I will be forever thankful for the hours your mom spent with Benita, Jeri Lynne and me teaching us the Andrews Sisters’ songs and so many others. Your family has enriched my life, and I will cherish those memories. Sending you much love and prayers for peace. Kevin

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  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of Jean. We were couple friends years ago. I do not drive, I did see Jean when she was in Lincoln Manor a few years ago. Bill and I enjoyed helping them celebrating a wedding anniversary soon after they moved to Fayetteville. You all will be in my Prayers but I will not be able to come to her Service. It hurts to loose a friend you might not see them but you know they are there. Love to her family. Joyce Kelso Johnson

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3 Comments

  1. Michelle and John Krause

    I am so saddened to hear about Mrs. Steinquest’s passing. We met them at the Methodist church, and we quickly became good friends. So many great memories, and laughs.What a blessing they were to my husband and myself!! But now, Mr and Mrs Steinquest are reunited, and living with our Lord and Savior!!! And I believe we will see them again! Thanks be to God!

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  2. Kevin Coon

    Benita, David and Deb, I have many wonderful memories of your mom and your dad in your home on Whitney Drive. They both made my life fuller, especially by sharing their musical gifts. I will be forever thankful for the hours your mom spent with Benita, Jeri Lynne and me teaching us the Andrews Sisters’ songs and so many others. Your family has enriched my life, and I will cherish those memories. Sending you much love and prayers for peace. Kevin

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  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of Jean. We were couple friends years ago. I do not drive, I did see Jean when she was in Lincoln Manor a few years ago. Bill and I enjoyed helping them celebrating a wedding anniversary soon after they moved to Fayetteville. You all will be in my Prayers but I will not be able to come to her Service. It hurts to loose a friend you might not see them but you know they are there. Love to her family. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Reply

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