Obit: Steele, Mrs. Arthur (1874 - 1939)
Contact: Allan Wessel
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (1939) (From Leona Albert Collection)
Obituary of Mrs. Arthur Steele
Mrs. Arthur Steele Dies Suddenly
Ann Esabel Barrett, was born in Canada, November 13, 1874, the only daughter of William and Mary Barrett and passed away at her home in the Town of Warner, Monday afternoon, May 22, 1939 of a heart attack.
She was married to Arthur Steele of Thorp, May 26, 1895. To this union were born eight children. They moved to their present home in the spring of 1933. She has always been active in community affairs when her health permitted. Mrs. Steele has been suffering for some time with a heart ailment, but lately she seemed better.
She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Maud, Mrs. Charles Frinhek, Thorp; Nina, Mrs. Romain Burnett of Chetek; Ruth, Mrs. John Zimmer, Greenwood; three sons Paul, Arthur, and Roger at home. Two sons Ernest and Ralph preceded their mother in death. She is also survived by two brothers, William Barrett of Thorp; Ernest Barrett of Milwaukee and one adopted brother Frank Beechwood of St. Paul, 12 grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 25, 1939 at the Methodist church at Thorp with Rev. C.R. Gaylord of Greenwood officiating, assisted by Rev. Irish of Thorp. She will be laid to rest in the family lot at Thorp. Mmes Geo Haeuser and Harold Stabnow of Greenwood will sign and be accompanied by Miss Bishop, also of this city.
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