Stewart, Antoinette M.

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Antoinette M. “Netty” Stewart, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at her grandson’s home in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Netty was born in Vienna, Austria, on September 1, 1929. She came to the United States in 1955 with her husband, Denver, who was in the United States Army. Netty loved gymnastics, ice skating and was a professional ballerina. She also loved bowling with her friends on her bowling team. Netty retired from the Kroger Company in 1988 and spent her free time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Netty was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Ottilia Leidlymayer; sister, Hilde Hofherr; husband, Denver L. Stewart; and son-in-law, Keith Hodge.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Hodge of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Donald L. Stewart (Kim) of Acworth, Ga.; granddaughter, Sheila Thayer (Wes) of Brentwood, Tenn.; grandson, Joey Miles (Bethany) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; grandson, Devan Stewart (Kenzie) of Acworth, Ga.; and granddaughter, Sidney Stewart of Acworth, Ga. She also had four great-grandchildren, Shelby, Matthew and Emily Thayer and Savannah Miles.

The family would like to give special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for their compassionate care of Netty in the final weeks of her life.

Netty will be buried at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va. with her loving husband Denver. The date and time of services are still to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospital.