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NORTH LIMA – Paul Edward Steiner, 89, passed away Monday, May 13, in Wichita, Kan.

He was born March 13, 1930, to the late David and Naomi (Hartzler) Steiner and stepmother Katie (Smucker) Steiner.

He married his high school sweetheart, the late Jean (Mellinger) Steiner, July 12 1951. They spent their years together dedicated to their church, riding bikes, visiting gardens and traveling here and abroad. They also built the first underground home in Mahoning County.

Paul worked at Kaiser Aluminum and National Refractories as a supervisor until his retirement. After that he worked at Mellinger’s Garden Center and for the last several years he worked in the Salem Walmart assembling bikes, grills and in the garden center. For many years he was a Sunday school teacher and an elder at the North Lima Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his children, Elaine (Chris) Williams, Beverly (Kevin) Kimmel, and Philip (Mariellen) Steiner; his brothers, Albert (Carol) Daniel (Vera), Samuel (Sue); and a sister, Martha Sue Headings; and preceded in death by his sister, Joanna (Dave) Witmer. He leaves 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the North Lima Mennonite Church in North Lima. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, also at the North Lima Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pregnancy Center of Mahoning County ( or the Mennonite Central Committee ( <>; ).

The family has entrusted the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.

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“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Paul. May his memory be eternal. Rest in peace my friend...Paul.”

 » Paul on May 16, 2019

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