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Lina Lee Steenbergen

September 10, 1938 — October 5, 2020

Lina Lee (Scrivner) Steenbergen, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at Heisinger Bluffs Nursing Home.

She was born September 10, 1938, in Russellville, a daughter of Ralph and Mable (Stevens) Scrivner.

She married Forrest Gene Steenbergen on December 30, 1956, at Russellville Baptist Church in Russellville, the Rev. Denver Moore officiating.

A lifelong resident of central Missouri, Lina attended Russellville public schools, and graduated from Lincoln University, Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Education.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she served as Music Director for over 25 years, and taught Sunday school and led vacation bible school. She wrote and directed church Christmas programs for many years, and sang with the Mt. Olive Gospel Singers.

She owned Lisle Ramsey Portrait studio and was a professional photographer for 27 years. She was a member of the International Professional Photographers Association and was a charter member of the International Professional Photographers Association Hall of Fame. She won numerous awards, including being the first recipient of the 5-star award, an award created after she won all five categories of judging at their annual awards. She also had the honor of taking the official portraits of three Missouri Governors.

She was involved in several civic organizations including serving as State President of the Gideon’s Auxiliary, Regent of the Jane Randolph Jefferson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, President of the East Side Betterment Association, President of the East School PTA, and den mother of cub scouts.

As involved as she was in civic events and organizations, nothing meant more to Lina than her family. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Lina and Gene also spent many hours and traveled many miles working on family genealogy.

Lina is survived by her husband, Forrest Gene Steenbergen, three children, Dr. Michael Steenbergen (Laurie), Melissa Schnieders, Melanie Crane (Kirby), four grandchildren Andrew Schnieders (Kelsey), Benjamin Schnieders (Julia), Seth Steenbergen, Luke Steenbergen, one step-grandchild Christopher Crane (Amber), seven step-great grandchildren, three siblings, Carolyn Hancock (Bill), Randy Scrivner (Joyce), Nancy Althouse, one brother-in-law, Dale Steenbergen (Violet), and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lina was preceded in death by her step-father Clayton Morris, mother- and father-in-law Robert and Nellie Steenbergen, two brothers, Ralph Ronald Scrivner and Kent Scrivner, one sister, Delores Twitchell, two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Steenbergen and Gerald Steenbergen, and three sisters-in-law, Wanda Steenbergen, Norma Steenbergen, Mattie Steenbergen, and one son-in-law Craig Schnieders.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Earls officiating.

Burial will be in Enloe Cemetery.

The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are encouraged while in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

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