Ida A. Steele, 91

NOV. 21, 1920-MARCH 3, 2012

March 04, 2012

Ida A. Steele, 91, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Shade Gap, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Ida was born in Thompson Township, Pa., on Nov. 21, 1920, the daughter of the late Dennis and Sarah (Gregory) Everts.

She was the widow of William  Steele, whom she married Jan. 19, 1958, and who passed away April 9, 2000.

She was a member of the Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, worked as a waitress at the Toll House Restaurant in Fort Littleton, Pa., for several years, and was a cook and well-known pie baker at Sunny Ridge Restaurant in Shade Gap, upon retiring at age 68.

Her joys in life were fulfilled in being a homemaker, gardening, yard work, canning and filling special requests for her baked goods.

Mrs. Steele is survived by sons, Johnnie D. (husband of Ruth) Clugston of St. Thomas, Pa., Lawrence Jr. (husband of Linda) Clugston of Chambersburg, and Dennis “Earl” (husband of Jean) Clugston of New Park, Pa.; daughter, Patricia A. Mills of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; stepdaughter, Ruth Leidich of Harrisburg, Pa.; and stepson, Cecil Clugston of Chambersburg. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur R. Clugston, who passed away April 20, 1949; and stepchildren, Dorothy McCardell, Reed Clugston and Esta Hunter.

A religious service will be at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, with Pastor Karey Schaffer officiating.

Interment will be at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Pa. There will be visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2012, from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., 873 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. There will also be visitation one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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