Beatrice L. Steele, 83, of Medina, and Crystal River, Florida, entered into rest Sunday, January 5, 2014. Beatrice was born May 3, 1930, in Cleveland, to the late Otto and Mae Teubner.
She attended West High School and graduated from Kent State University. After graduation, Beatrice went on to teach for the Berea City School System, from where she retired. In 1983, she and her husband moved to Florida and became members of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, where she was active in the Chancel Choir and the Chancel Hand Bell Choir. She was also a member of the Buttonwood Bonsai Club and Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club. Beatrice was a charter member of the Riverhaven Community Club and past member of the Riverhaven Garden Club.
She is survived by her son, Richard (Cindy) Steele of Eagan, Minnesota; daughters, Jacqueline (James) Swaney of Medina, and Cary (Doug) Dennison of Valley City; grandsons, Matthew Steele, Tim Striker; and granddaughter, Angie Striker.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James.
A private family memorial service will be held, with burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medina Villages Nursing Home, 555 Springbrook Dr., Medina OH 44256.
Online condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com