Helen P. Steele, age 85, of Sliding Run Road, Burnsville, departed this earthly life in the early morning hours of Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Genesis Health Care Glenville Center in Glenville, following an extended illness.
She was born April 4, 1934 in Pricetown, daughter of the late Willard J. and Bessie Grogg Montgomery.
Helen attended grade school at the head of Sliding Run at Rudkin and finished her schooling at the Sand Fork High School. She worked as a housekeeper for several different families over the years and was a member and attended Locust Knob Church of Christ until the church closed in the early 1990s. She then attended the Glenville Church of Christ, when her health would allow.
In her spare time, Helen loved working in her many flower beds, taking care of her houseplants, going to yard sales with her dear friend, Johan, and caring for her house cat, Phobie. HelenÕs true passion in life was caring for her children, grandchildren, and extended family, whom she loved with all her heart.
Surviving are three children, Sharon Radabaugh, and husband, Bob, of Sand Fork, Patricia Lowther, of Glenville, and Jeff Steele and wife, Royce, of Sliding Run, one sister, Elizabeth Lowther and husband, Avin, of Linn, and one sister-in-law, Rose Montgomery, of Ellis Road.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Rae-Anna Lowther and husband, Nathan, Tyler Steele and fiance, McKenze Yanero, Josh Lowther, Lucas Steele, and Jeremy Radabaugh, one great-grandson, Neo Nash Capleton, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other wonderful loving family and friends.
Along with her parents, Helen is preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Bill Montgomery and her former husband, Tom Steele.
The family of Helen Steele would like to take this opportunity to thank the Genesis Health Care, Glenville Center and WV Caring for their kindness and help while caring for Helen these last several months.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2020, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Knob Cemetery on Sliding Run Road. Friends will be received from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the mortuary in Glenville.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a donation to your local animal shelter or volunteer your time to a needy cause.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist the family of Helen P. Steele with arrangements.