Barbara Ann Steinberg

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Barbara Ann Steinberg, 90, of Tempe, AZ, formerly of Manhattan Beach, CA, died Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, surrounded by her children, Lee, Lori, and Andy. Barbara was born June 23, 1933, on a farm west of Moundville, the third child of Leland and Mildred Tapp Haverstic. She was married to Alex Steinberg on March 21, 1964, and he preceded her in death on August 11, 2022.

Barbara attended grade school at Moundville and Hackberry, graduated from Nevada High School in 1950, and attended Southwest Missouri State College. By the age of eighteen, she had enough college credits to teach at Carl School while living at home. The next year, she taught grades 1-4 in the Little Room at Moundville Grade School and completed college coursework during the summer. She graduated college at the age of twenty-one with two years of teaching experience. Barbara taught grade school in Colorado and California and then for the US Army school system in France. After returning to teach in California, Barbara completed a masterís degree in library science and met Alex through mutual friends. Barbara and Alex made their home in Manhattan Beach, where they raised their family, enjoyed tennis and running, and eventually worked together at Alexís law firm. Favorite memories of the couple include the New Yearís Eve parties hosted for their grandchildren, Julia and Sam Stevens (children of Lori and Rod); Maya and Alexa Steinberg (daughters of Andy and Connie); and Claire Lee (daughter of Lee and Jeff). Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joyce and Carol; and brother, Preston. Survivors include her three children; their spouses; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, including Karin Haverstic, Moundville; and some Rutledge, Lowry, Reinhardt, Rowland, and Hackney cousins.