Ila B. Steiner Dark

July 25, 2013 


Our mother, Ila, 97, often said, "I just want to fly away!" After eight years of dealing with Alzheimer’s, she received her wish on July 12, 2013. She was the fifth of ten children born to James Elmer and Lucinda Wynes Bain on Feb. 24, 1916 in Rockville, Mo.

She married Wilbert Steiner in 1934. They owned a grocery store in Rockville for 30 years. After her children graduated from college, she earned her beauticians license at 47 and owned and operated a beauty shop for 25 years. They moved to Lee’s Summit in 1983 where she became involved with two bridge groups and was a loyal Royals fan until her mid-80s. During her lifetime, she traveled to 43 states including Alaska and Hawaii.

After her parent’s death she became the matriarch of the Bain family. Brothers, sisters and families always knew there would be love and laughter, plenty of home cooking and always chocolate and angel food cake when they arrived.

Family members who have gone before are her parents, husband, Wilbert, six brothers and one sister.

Ila will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Leonard, children; Sharon Anderson Woods and Gary Steiner (Rebecca) sister, Gwendolyn Lockhart (Ray), brother Billy Bob Bain (Betty) and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

She was grandma to Jeffrey Anderson (Lynn), Jonathan Steiner (Jenny), Melanie Johnson (Asher), Joshua Steiner (Keslie), step-grandchildren Jack Woods and Jill Woods Hair (Michael) and their sons Andrew and Thomas. She was G.G. to Keller & Madelynn Anderson, Jocelyn & Avery Steiner, Hannah & Hayden Johnson and Joe & Jack Steiner.

We were blessed to have Valley View Memory Care and Village House give loving care to Mother these past years.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Rockville Cemetery Association, 404 Washington, Rockville, MO, 64780 or Village House, 400 NW Murray, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64081.

A family celebration of Ila’s life will be held at a later date in Rockville with inurnment at Rockville Cemetery.

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