3/19/2017 – Beatrice E. Steele, LaFargeville

Mrs. Beatrice E. Steele, 92, County Rt. 13, died Saturday at her home, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

As per her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral.

There will be a Graveside Committal Service, Wednesday, May 24th, at 11am, at Omar Cemetery.

Beatrice was born May 24th, 1924, in the Town of Orleans, the daughter of Zion and Carrie VanBrocklin Fitchette.

She graduated from Clayton High School in 1942.

On April 6th, 1949, she married George Steele at her parents home. Mr. Steele died in 2001.

She helped her husband with farming for years, and drove school bus for LaFargeville School, retiring in 1986.

Beatrice enjoyed sewing and was a former member of the LaFargeville Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Cary (Sheila) of LaFargeville, and Patrick of LaFargeville, and his children’s mother, Bobbi-Jo, of Herman; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Six brothers died before her, Tom, James, Richard, Eugene, Gerald, and Marquis. Also six sisters, Persis Wilkie, Pearl Shoulette, Bertha Bauter, Ruby Robbins, Ellen Kirkby, and Josephine Fisk, died before her.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com





  1. Helen Helmer Posted

    So sorry to hear of your loss she was a great lady as John used to call her Ma Beatrice memories live on in your heart love Helen and children Johnna Dereck and Jacob

  2. Sue Whitney Posted

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you during this time.

  3. alice stafford Posted

    sorry to hear of your loss worked with her and we bowled many years together. It was a pleasure to know her and will still have have many memories of her

  4. Kevin Resch Posted

    Carry,Sheila and Patrick sorry to hear about your mom . She was an ok lady You know what I mean god bless . The boys also send their condolences

  5. Monica & Mark Schroeder Posted

    Aunt Beatrice was a very special person. I have many fond memories of her. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, Carry, Sheila and Pat.

  6. Christine and Tom Sanford Posted

    Carrie and Sheila and family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She had a full life and was blessed with her family. I’m sure she’ll be missed always. Wishing her peace and rest. Wishing all of you peace, and lots of wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers with all of you.
    Love, Chris and Tom Sanford

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