Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Claude E. Steele

Claude E. Steele, age 71, of 1115 Eastview Drive, Mansfield, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 4, 1996, in Med Central – Mansfield Hospital. He was born April 12, 1925 in Richland County, Ohio the son of Merle and Emma (Fox) Steele.

Mr. Steele retired from Copperweld – Shelby Division in 1986 after 43 years of service. He was a member of Shelby V.F.W. George Broderick Post #291 and Mansfield American Legion Post #16. He was An Army veteran of W.W.II and a graduate of North Robinson High School.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Morris) Steele, whom he married on November 1, 1947; 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Cathie Coover of Corpus Christi, Texas and Carol and Howard Knapp of Shelby; 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Dan and Joy Steele of Warrensburg, Missouri and Russell and Shamrock Steele of Bishop, California; 8 grandchildren: Jeremy and Jennifer Schneider, Heather Steele, Brandy Coover, Amanda Coover, Moira Coover, Tyler Coover, Russell Steele III, and Lindsey Knapp; 2 step-grandchildren, Rosanne and James Steele; 1 great granddaughter Megan Schneider; 2 sisters, Goldie Crabaugh of Sulphur Springs, Ohio and Rose Mount of Mansfield; 1 brother, Leo Steele of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Russell E. Steele Jr., 5 brothers, Clarence, Roy, Albert, Proctor, and Lester Steele; and 3 sisters, Beulah Steele, Cleo Traxler and Myrtle Maggret.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. June Fryman, Associate Pastor of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.

Memorial expressions may be made to the charity of the donors choice and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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