Alton, IL


Violet Steward

Violet Steward, 73, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Robings Manor in Brighton, Illinois, following a lengthy illness.
She was born February 10, 1944, in Yale, Illinois, the daughter of Ira and Bernice (Brookins) Kirby.
Violet married Robert Steward, Sr. on August 31, 1968, at Cottage Hills Assembly of God. He survives.
Violet attended Cottage Hills Assembly of God where she worked with the Junior Bible Quiz program for many years.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her children, Bob (Suzanne) Steward of Godfrey, Mary (Vesta) Kingston of Fort Gordon, Georgia, Jim (Sheri) Steward of Bunker Hill, Steve Steward of St. Peters, Missouri, Chris (Jessica) Steward of Humble, Texas; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Bob (Judy) Kirby; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bill Kirby.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Rev. Chris Steward officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to Robings Manor Activity Fund.
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