- Local Guide
Joyce A. Steele, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on July 7, 1936, in Fondy, Ky., the daughter of John and Dallas (Reed) Mobley, who preceded her in death.
On July 3, 1954, she married Vernon L. Steele, and he survives.
Other survivors include four children, Donna (David) Williams of Celina, Terry Steele of Lima, Rick Steele of Cridersville, John (Barbara) Steele of Mendon, a son-in-law, Steven C. Stolzenburg of Wapakoneta, 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, siblings, Harvey (Joy Lou) Mobley, Wendell (Vivian) Mobley, Wilma Pruitt, and Woody (Shirlene) Mobley, all of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Stolzenburg, and a sister, Marie Dotson.
A homemaker, Joyce attended the Victory Center Church of God, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano.
Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta, with her nephew, the Rev. John Mobley officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyFh.com.