Eleanor Elizabeth McFarland
Steele, 83, of Dayton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Saturday
morning, March 16, 2013 in Chattanooga. She was born on Jan. 13, 1930 in Grove City, Penn.,
the daughter of the late James Russell and Sara Lois (Weber) McFarland. She was also
preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rev. Edward Meade Steele on August 9, 2000.
been a resident of Dayton since 1961 and retired from the business office of Bryan College.
She was a member of Grace Bible Church and was cherished as a wonderful wife, mother and
She is survived by her three sons, Jim (Peggy) Steele of Townsend, Tenn., John (Elaine)
Steele of Dayton and Joel (Libby) Steele of Ipswich, Mass.; her three daughters, Judy Steele of
Dayton Mountain, Joy Steele of Dayton and Joanne (Charles) Ward of Independence, Iowa; two sisters,
Lois (Eugene) Knauff and Cathy McFarland both of Slippery Rock, Penn.; thirteen grandchildren and
Funeral services for Eleanor
will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Vanderwall Funeral Home chapel with Dr.
Doug Russell, Rev. David Hobbs and Rev. Jerry Levengood officiating. She will be laid to rest
next to her husband, Ed, and her grandson, Christopher Steele, in the Cedine Ministries Cemetery in
Please share your memories of Eleanor on her online guest register at
The family is being served by
the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, TN where they will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedine Bible Ministries, Bryan College or Grace Bible
Church Morgantown Fellowship fund.