Lois J. (Blinkinsop) Steele

Born: Tue., Jun. 14, 1927
Died: Tue., Sep. 16, 2014

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Lois J. Steele, 87, of Burton, died at 12:45 pm Tuesday (September 16, 2014) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Born June 14, 1927 in Clinton, Iowa, Lois was the daughter of LeVerne E. Blinkinsop and Julia Carenen. She married Eugene L. Steele on March 22, 1947 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2003.

   Lois was a 1945 graduate of Clinton, Iowa, High School. She enjoyed camping and was an avid Cub fan.  She was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church, having taught Sunday School class and singing in the choir.  She also sang with the Voluteer Voices for several years.

   Lois was employed as an LPN at St. Mary Hospital for over 20 years until her retirement in 1989.

   Survivors include three daughters, Peggy DeVries (Clair) of Hollandale, MN, Barbara Steele of Waterloo, IA, and Mary Niekamp (John) of Quincy; one son, Jeffrey Steele (Janet) of Burton, IL; seven grandchildren, Aaron DeVries (Regina) and Megan Schleicher (Brian) both of Austin, MN, Christopher DeVries (Nancy) of Hollandale, MN, Justin Steele (fiance' Alisson Furniss) of Burton, IL, and Jessica Kelley (Nick), Ryan Niekamp, and Trevor Niekamp all of Quincy; nine great grandchildren, Aidan DeVries, Cecelia "Cece" DeVries, Ella Jo Schleicher, Jaylee Schleicher, Cyprus Schleicher, Emery Schleicher, Natalee DeVries, Payson DeVries, and Lauren DeVries; one brother, David Blinkinsop (Linda) of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Norda Byers (Charles) of Mesa, AZ; and one sister-in-law, Sonya Blinkinsop of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Le Steele, one brother, Paul Blinkinsop, one sister, Joyce Hall, and one brother-in-law, Glen Hall.

   A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 at Zehender Robison Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Manago officiating.  Visitation will be at the time of the service.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to Calvary Baptist Church Missionary Program.

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joyce kelle
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014
I want to send my sincere sympathy to the family. I met her & babs when they came to my church to see jerry roush present his mission program. I enjoyed meeting babs & her mother. I have been praying for all of you. sincerely, joyce kelle

Cindy Sprague Cameron
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014
My heart felt sympathy for the entire family. Praying for comfort and delight that your mother is in her mansion on the hill. Loving you.

April Stroud
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014
Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. Many prayers are being sent your way to you and all your family. God Bless.

Debbie Orebaugh
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Thinking of all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I had the privilege of being one of her nurses earlier before she became ill. Such a nice woman and very independent. Love to you all.

Susi Roush Leerhoff
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
If only our thoughts could be put into words when we need them most. Some people come into our lives and leave footprints in our hearts . . . and we are never the same. I'll always remember your Mom welcoming and accepting me as a young girl from NYC into the family and into her home. She found out that I loved her blackberry pies and made one every year at Christmas time for me. I'm hoping that time and good memories will bring all of us comfort and healing. RIP Blink . . . We Love You. With Deepest Sympathy.

Joanne & Jeff Bergman
   Posted Sat September 20, 2014
To John,Mary,Ryan & Trevor: Sorry we were not able to make the funeral/visitation. Jeff at work/Bobby at Army Reserves/JoJo no car. Please know that you and the entire family are in our prayers. Love, JoJo, Jeff & Bobby

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