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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

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Lenora A Steele

Lenora A. Steele, 79 of Palmer passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:08 p.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on February 9, 1941 in Mt. Auburn, IL the daughter of Earl and Dorothy (Stephens) Montgomery. She married Duane “Biggen” Steele on June 23, 1969 in Alton, IL and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2019. Lenora worked as a seamstress and a homemaker.

She is survived by her Daughters: Gerri (Keith) Conrath of Taylorville, IL; Cathy Lee and Companion Mike Miller of Auburn, IL; Vicki (Ted) Charles of Riverton, IL; Krystal Steele and Companion Steve Lopez of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Sixteen Grandchildren; twenty-three Great-Grandchildren; Son-in-Law: Wes Streight of Raymond, IL; Brother: Kenneth (Sandy) Montgomery of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband and daughter Lavon Streight.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL with Pastor James Jones officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E. Springfield, IL 62704.   

 Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sorry that I am just sharing this. Lenora was my student the first year I taught at THS and she was a real joy to have in class. Through the years our paths crossed many times, especially when she worked at Joann's -- the same sweet and kind lady. My prayers for comfort as you remember her kind and caring manner.

Martha R Zimmerman Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

To the family of Lenora: I was sosaddened to learn of the death of Lenora. She was a Taylorville High School 1959 classmate of mine. I didn't see her but a few timesduring these past years but I vividly remember her as being a very nice, sweet person in school. I'm sure she will be greatly missed by her family. My sincere condolences.

Pat (Sharp) Collins Sep 2 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. She was a fine lady, as Biggen was a fine man. A wonderful couple! My mother loved them dearly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheryl (Hughes) Podeschi Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

For the family of Lenora Im so sorry for your loss. This is her first cousin Ethel Lucille Pasley I didnt see Lenora that often but she was on my mind. My prayers are with you.

Ethel Pasley Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Ethel Lucille Gerri

Gerri conrath Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Sheryl..... Gerri

Gerri conrath Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM