Obituaries - Elizabeth STEELE
Macomb Daily Journal, April 17, 1951 - Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, 80, of Macomb Passes Away
Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, 1421 East Pierce Street, died at 3 p.m. yesterday at the St. Francis Hospital after an illness of one week. She was 80 years old. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dodsworth-Piper funeral home, the Rev. Colin J. Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery.
Mrs. Steele was born March 8, 1871 in McDonough County, a daughter of Jeptha and Lettie Barber Tandy, and had spent most of her life in Macomb. She was married March 17, 1888 to Alex Steele deceased. Surviving are the following children: John and Ralph Steele, Mrs. Opal Noel and Mrs. Oren Wares all of Macomb; Otto and Fred Steele of Sciota, and Mrs. Manuel Baker of Gulfport, Ill. A brother and four sisters, Earl Tandy and Mrs. Ida Sullivan of Macomb, Mrs. Anna Rippetoe of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Una Featherlin, Macomb route four, and Mrs. Maude Coghill, Colchester route three, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren also survive. A daughter, Mrs. Clifford Steele, four brothers, Frank, James, Louis, and Edgar Tandy, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Cochran, are deceased.
[Note: This is my great grandmother. Alex and Elizabeth were married March 9, 1898. I have a copy of the marriage license. Ralph Steele was not a son, he was Ralph Self, a grandson, which she took to raise.]
Contributed by Shirley J. Steele Thielbar