Barbara Earlene Steenbergen

Barbara Earlene Steenbergen

February 13, 1963 - May 9, 2023

Barbara Earlene Steenbergen was born February 13, 1963, to Earl R. Snyder and Ohler Stepp Snyder in Corbin, Kentucky, and passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

Earlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Steenbergen; her grandparents: Fred and Mossie Saylor Snyder, Henry Stepp, and special mammaw, Cecil Sams Stepp.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 43 years and 11 months, Gary L. Steenbergen; her son Christopher L. Steenbergen (Charlotte) of Danville; her grandchildren: Celika Steenbergen and Caine Steenbergen of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Ava Steenbergen and Bishop Steenbergen of Danville, Kentucky; her siblings: Roger Snyder (Tammy) of Corbin, Larry Snyder (Konnie) of London, John Snyder of Corbin, Jerry Snyder (Jennifer) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Karen Davis (Rick) of Henryville, Indiana.

Earlene was a graduate of Laurel County High School and Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (in Medical Billing and Coding).  She also studied nursing at Eastern Kentucky University.  She previously worked at Baptist Regional Medical Center (Baptist Health Corbin).

Over the years, she was very active with the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts at Dorthae Pentecostal Church. She had also taught Sunday school and helped with the Dorthae Youth, starting the library. She was saved at a very young age accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She later became a bus driver for the church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 15, 2023, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Brenda Baird and Paula Farmer officiating.  Burial will follow in Horse Creek Cemetery.  Larry Snyder, John Snyder, Jerry Snyder, Nick Snyder, Kory Snyder, Aaron Snyder, Steve Stepp, Paul Stepp, and Eugene Howard will serve as pallbearers and Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 and Gideons International Corbin Camp as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home at 1011 Master Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  Gideons International.





  • Vickie Mihlfread Leblanc
    Posted at 10:43h, 12 May Reply

    She was my first cousin that I ever loved, I remember crying every time we left to go home because I was going to miss her so much . I remember going to school with her for a day or two while she was not on her summer break yet, she told me I was the best “ show & tell “that she ever brought to school , we laughed all day about it . “She love every one and always had a kind heart.God took a angel from here on earth. I know she is happy being with her family especially her daughter Stephanie. We grew apart but never in my heart ❤️

  • Jack and Peggy Sellards
    Posted at 19:30h, 12 May Reply

    Sending our condolences and continued prayers for comfort from your Heavenly Father. God bless you and your loved ones Gary, our friend and fellow Gideon.
    Jack and Peggy Sellards

  • Christine Sizemore
    Posted at 00:53h, 13 May Reply

    Love and Prayers 🙏💚

  • Michelle Williams
    Posted at 03:50h, 13 May Reply

    Earlene was my mother in law for 8 years. She was very loving and took me in as her daughter in law. Cherry Torte was definitely a favorite that she always made for us. My children loved her dearly. She watched Caine from the time I went back to work until we moved to Knoxville. I even sent him back to her for 3 days for potty training of which she nailed! She will be missed. But I am so glad that she is healthy, at peace, and spending eternity with Stephanie.

  • John O. Ratliff
    Posted at 10:38h, 15 May Reply

    Dear Bro. Gary, i have been praying for you, that God would give you his peace. May God extend his comfort and give you rest in the spirit. Brother I know you have been through a lot of grief and sorrow. I pray that God would give you healing in your body and strengthen you. We love you and will continue to pray.

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