Eleanor Elizabeth McFarland Steele (83)
Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013
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.
Eleanor had 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 grandmother.
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 ten great-grandchildren.
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 Spring City.
Please share your memories of Eleanor on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, TN where they will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedine Bible Ministries, Bryan College or Grace Bible Church Morgantown Fellowship fund.
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