- Local Guide
Horace M. Steele, 91, of Marion Center, went to be with the Lord on Friday Sept. 21, 2012, while surrounded by his family.
He was born in 1921 to Lester D. and Mary (Hopkins) Steele in Rayne Township, Indiana County.
Horace was a much-loved member of the Gilgal Presbyterian Church in Marion Center, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Trustee, an Elder and Clerk of Session.
He was a member of Gilgal Cemetery Association, member and treasurer of Mahoning Cemetery Association, Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club and Rochester Mills International Order of Odd Fellows Association.
Horace was a retired dairy farmer, a sales representative for Hoffman Seed Company, a school bus driver for Marion Center School District and a former school director in East Mahoning Township.
He enjoyed working at the Indiana County Fair performing various jobs around the fairgrounds.
Horace was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
In his retired years, he enjoyed keeping up his farm.
Throughout his life, he always put his friends and family first.
Surviving relatives include two daughters and three sons, Nancy Pearce and husband Timothy of Punxsutawney; William D. and wife Dana of Georgeville; David B. and wife Shari of Ann Arbor, Mich., Ellen S. Buterbaugh and husband Jeffery of Indiana and Robert J. of Marion Center; grandchildren Katie Doverspike and husband Steven, Jessi and Timothy Pearce, Naomi and Sarah Buterbaugh and Seth Steele and Jesse Plummer; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Steele and wife Alberta of Marion Center; a sister, Marjorie Mikesell and husband Thomas of Blairsville; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Elkin of Dayton and Louise Shank of Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Evelyn Streams Steele, on Sept. 5, 2001.
Friends will be received at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Gilgal Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gilgal Presbyterian Church, Marion Center, with the Rev. Darla Revennaugh officiating.
Interment will take place in the Gilgal Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gilgal Presbyterian Church, 638 Gilgal Rd., Marion Center, PA 15759; or to the Mahoning Cemetery Association, 733 Steele Rd., Marion Center, PA 15759.