Thursday, March 23, 2006

Marie Steele, 97, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville.

She was born Jan. 28, 1909, in Doniphan, the daughter of Edward and Kitty (Allen) Cochran. On Oct. 10, 1929, in Doniphan, she was united in marriage to Van B. Steele, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandson and one great grandson.

Survivors include: two sons, James Steele and his wife, Peggy, of Shirley, Mass., and Richard Steele and his wife, Sue, of Shell Knob; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She received her education in Doniphan, where she graduated from high school. She also resided in Oran, Batesville, Ark., and Dupo, Ill., before moving to Shell Knob in 1988 to make her home. Marie was a life member of VFW #2203 Ladies Auxiliary in Shell Knob.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services. Burial was at Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.


Shell Knob, Missouri