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THELMA F. STEELE

 

Thelma F. Steele

Thelma F. Steele, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg.

A funeral was held on Saturday, May 11, at Weaver Funeral Home LLC, weaversfh.com, Woodbury. Pastor Mick Dawes and Pastor Nancy Goff officiated.

Interment was at Salemville Cemetery.

Thelma was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Waterside, daughter of the late Warden and Bertha (Steele) Ebersole.

She was united in marriage to Lester E. Steele on Jan. 29, 1944, in the parsonage at the Methodist Church in Martinsburg, He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2014.

Surviving are daughter Patricia Scott (Ralph) of Hopewell; daughter Cindy Krill (Jeffrey) of Northampton; daughter Mitzi Heaton (Don) of York; son-in-law Roy Snoke of York; grandchildren Stacie Herring (George), Stephanie Snelbaker (Jim), Shawn Scott (Melissa), Shalonne Sipes (Chris), Kecia Scott, Leslie Reiter (Dave) and Michelle McCormick (Sean); and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; daughter Sherry Snoke; and brothers Robert and Dennis Ebersole.

Thelma was a graduate of Replogle High School, Class of 1944, and a member of the Loysburg United Methodist Church.

She worked as postmaster of Loysburg and was the co-owner of Steele's General Store.

Thelma was actively involved with the Cove Lions and Lioness clubs. She received the Melvin Jones Award in the Lions Club and was a charter member and first president of the Lioness Club.

Thelma was a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, involved in the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association, member of the BPW Club, the Cove Community Club and the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

Thelma enjoyed traveling; she visited every state in the U.S. as well as 23 countries in 5 continents.

If so desired, memorial contributions in Thelma's name can be made to the Cove Lions Club.

 

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