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Eunice June Steese

February 27, 2018

Kitty Hawk – Eunice June Steese, affectionately known as Kitt, went home to Heaven on February 27, 2018 at the age of 88.

Born in Shinnston, West Virginia, Kitt attended two years of nursing school in Parkersburg, West Virginia and worked as a laboratory technician until retirement. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Gustav Eugene “Gene” Steese, moved to the outer banks of North Carolina.

Kitt was devoted to her family and pets and possessed unmatched talent for quilling. She was an avid attendee of Grace Lutheran By-the-Sea and enjoyed her time at bible study and other church related outings.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Swanie Stalnaker and her loving husband of 57 years, Gustav Eugene Steese. Surviving are her three sisters, Eulice Steele, Vonda Bolen, and Carlisle Smallwood; her two children, Jean Anne Davidson and her husband Ron, and Gustav Eugene “Jim” Steese II, and his wife, Billie Jean; her grandchildren Michelle Rowles, Melissa Wise and her husband James, Angela Buell and her husband Matthew, and Logan Steese; her great-grandchildren Michael Link, Abigail Link, Hannah Wise, and JC Wise; and her great-great grandchild William Ryder.

Services will be held at Grace Lutheran By-the-Sea at 2:00 pm, March 11, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to made to either the Humane Society or the ASPCA in Kitt’s name so that her love of animals will carry on.

Gallop Funeral Services, Inc.  of Nags Head, NC is entrusted with arrangements for cremation.  Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at