Ruth E. Steele

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Ruth E. Steele, 90, of Lyons, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan., 31, 2006 at Lyons Health & Living Center.

Born March 19, 1915 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Oscar Herschel Lehman and Rosa Ellen Wilson. She had been married to Guy R. Steele, who passed away Jan. 25, 1991.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lyons Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard Steele of Lyons and Jack Steele of Bloomfield; a daughter Loretta Johnson of Linton; a sister Doris Grounds of Lyons; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Guy Steele, two sisters, Mary Herndon and Violet Lehman, and a brother Bill Lehman.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Assembly of God Church in Lyons with the Rev. Gerald DeVore officiating. Burial will be at Dog Island Cemetery in Lyons.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, and from 1 p.m. until the hour of service Thursday. Both visitation times are at the church.

Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences are available at