Barbara J. Steele

Barbara Jane Steele, 84, of Huntington, died  Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at 10:44 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Steele attended Huntington Catholic High School and worked at Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntington, where she participated in the Rosary Sodality. She was a member of both American Legion Post 7 and VFW Post 2689 auxiliaries in Huntington.

She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Huntington to Herman J. and Emma F. Pfister Ness. She married Keith E. Steele on Feb. 11, 1956, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2014.

She is survived by a son, Gary (Lynn) Steele, of Minneapolis, MN;  four daughters, Janet (Dale) Dodson, of Nashville, TN, and Cynthia (Mark) Sailors, Mary Ellen Scott and Connie Jones, all of Huntington; a brother, Richard (Maureen) Ness, of Huntington; 14 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons-in-law, Doug Scott, Mike Wales and George Jones Jr.
Calling is Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A rosary service will immediately follow at 8 p.m. at the mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, with Rev. Tony Steinacker officiating. There will be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Huntington.
Memorials are masses to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

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