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.