PORTSMOUTH, VA - Dana Rae Powell Stiening, age 71 of Portsmouth, VA, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by love. She was born in Lock Haven on Aug. 21, 1947, to the late Walter F. and Dorothy M.Shearer Powell.

Dana was a 1965 graduate of the former Lock Haven High School and had attended Lower Bucks County Vo-Tech School in Fairless Hill where she obtained her LPN license in 1966.

Dana was united in marriage, June 29, 1974 in Lock Haven to her husband, Kirby K. Stiening. She had worked at the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit, State College Manor Nursing Home in State College, Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA; and was a full-time homemaker. Dana’s hobbies included cake decorating, gardening, listen to music from the 50’s & 60’s (vinyl preferred), and massive Christmas cookie baking projects. Dana was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lock Haven and was a member of the First Lutheran Church-Norfolk.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Kirby, is a son, Jon Thomas Stiening of Blanchard; a daughter, Beth Ann Bowman of Powhatan VA; a granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Stiening of Blanchard; two sisters, Sandra K. Rinella and Mary Jo Sorgan, both of Lock Haven; a brother, William F. Powell of Castanea; and Chloe, her Shih tzu Habanese fur baby.

Dana was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Guy F. and Mary E. Grimm Powell; and her maternal grandparents, Wollie and Florence Walizer Shearer.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at  the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC., 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Officiating will be Pastor Karl W. Runser of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven.

Family and friends will be received in the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials in Dana’s name can be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Lane, Lock Haven, PA 17745 or Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA. 23507.

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