Florence B. “Flo” Steele

Florence B. "Flo" SteeleFlorence B. “Flo” Steele, 92, of Ringtown, passed away on Tuesday at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 17, 1925, she was a daughter of the late James and Lillian (Day) Cunningham.

Earlier in life, Flo was a member of the congregation of the Dominican Sisters in New York where she was a teacher in various parish schools. After serving in the Dominican order, she was employed at Tarkett Tile, New York, as an inspector.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Ringtown, but regularly attended Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were brothers and sisters, and her sister-in-law, just two days prior on Sunday, Anna Marie Kowalski. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Blessed Mother

Surviving are her husband, William C. Steele, to whom she was married 26 years; nieces, Nancy Pytak with her husband, Frank, Shenandoah, Patricia Kowalski, Shenandoah, and Mary Skubel, Ringtown; nephew, Edward J. Kowalski Jr. with his wife, Jessica, Shenandoah Heights; nieces and nephews in New York. Great-nieces, great-nephews and their families also survive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Divine Mercy Church, Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 8 until 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

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