Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Phyllis M. (Morris) Steele

Phyllis M. Steele, age 82, of 14 Glenwood Drive, Shelby, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital. She had resided with her daughter Carol and her granddaughter Lindsey for the past six years.

She was born April 23, 1929 in Shelby the daughter of the late Russell and Gertrude (Caudill) Morris. Phyllis was a 1947 graduate of Shelby High School and was a former employee of Shelby Metal Products, Shelby Sales Book and Cornell’s IGA. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby and was a member of Med Central Shelby Hospital Guild and volunteered at the gift shop. She enjoyed reading, bingo and jigsaw puzzles.

Phyllis is survived by 2 daughters: Carol Knapp (Dan Reese) of Shelby and Cathie; 2 sons: Dan (Joy ) Steele of Missouri and Russell Steele of Washington; 8 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren ; 4 great grandchildren; a sister: Connie (Larry) Kuhn of Shelby; 3 sisters-in-law: Nadine Morris of Shelby, Shirley Morris of Shelby and Rose Mount of Mansfield; a special cousin: Gary Brown of Oregon; Her canine companions: Bailey and Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Claude E. Steele in 1996; a grandson: Russell E. Steele, Jr.;
2 brothers: Russell Morris, Jr. and Everett Eugene Morris; a sister: June Morris.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 AM conducted by Pastor John Stevens, of Core Community Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. On-line condolences may be made at

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