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Funeral Services for Mary W. Steele, 91, will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in the parlor Monday, March 18, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church; 2491 Emmanuel Church Road, West Columbia, SC 29170.
Mrs. Steele was born in Little Mountain, SC on December 13, 1927. She was the widow of Samuel W. Steele, Jr. and the daughter of the late George and Ruby Shealy Wise. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was active in the ministry of the church. Mrs. Steele was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #90. She retired from Lexington School District 2 with 30 years of services as lunchroom manager at Congaree Elementary and Fulmer Middle School.
She is survived by her children, Samuel W. Steele, III (Martha) and Carol S. Kingry (Rick); grandchildren, Samantha S. Fisher, Theresa Steele, and Amanda S. Pifer; and great-grandchildren, Randy Rasbeary, Rebecca Talley, Joseph and Ava Grace Dinkins, and Emma Pifer.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Susan Kingry Dinkins; and sisters, Louise W. Willyerd and Francis W. Wooten.