Hilda Florence Steele, age 95 of Ripley, Ohio, died Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley. She worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for sixty-three years at the former Germann Brothers Trucking, Budig Western Trucking and the current Aberdeen Express. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley. Mrs. Steele was born March 11, 1921 in Ripley, Ohio the daughter of the late Edward and Carrie (Greiner) Hauke. She was also preceded in death by her husband in 1968- George R. Steele; three sisters – Edna Haitz, Gertrude Regenstein and Mildred Gast; four brothers – Raymond, Stanley, Richard and Hubert Hauke.
Mrs. Steele is survived by one daughter – Kathleen Leonard and husband Tom of Ripley, Ohio; one son – Bob Steele of Ripley; one granddaughter – Lisa Leonard of Ripley; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 25, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Dohrman Byers will be the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to: St. Michael Church 16 North 4th Street Ripley, Ohio 45167.