Mary Steele


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Mary L. Steele, 84, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A memorial visitation will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Mary was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Milan, a daughter of J. Lester Derrick and Lulu Belle Trego Derrick. She married Lawrence "Plug" Steele on May 8, 1948, in Rock Island.
In earlier years, she worked at Servus Rubber then became a homemaker and gardener. She was a wonderful cook and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Anyone knowing Mary has enjoyed a beautiful bouquet of her flowers from her garden.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence "Plug" Steele; children (and spouses), Diane (Stephen) Steele-Kies, Deborah (Michael) Steele-Wayne, Darcy Johnson, Daniece (Richard) Hollenback, David (Cynthia) Steele and Douglas Steele; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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