Mary M. Steele (72) of Effingham


Published on December 4 2012 4:23 pm

Mary M. Steele, 72, of Effingham died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, December 10 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to time of service, Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Mary was born December 29, 1939 in Shelby County, the daughter of Vernon and Pearl (Daniels) Gillespey. She married Gene Steele June 5, 1994 and he preceded her in death in 1996. Mary was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Effingham.

Mary is survived by her sons, Lester Bivens of St. Elmo and Michael (Joyce) Dial of Charleston; daughter, Linda (Aven) Snyder of Effingham; brothers, Ted Margwarth of Holiday, FL and Joe Gillespey of Erick, OK; sisters, Lillie F. Brown of Effingham, Lucille Sisson of Shelbyville, Laura Gillespey of Stewardson and Ann Knifley of Mattoon; many grandchildren also survive.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John Gillespey and sister, Rose Gillespey.