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 Ruth Elenora <I>Inman</I> Steele

Ruth Elenora Inman Steele

Numa, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Death 19 Sep 2010 (aged 87)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: No mention of burial in Obituary
Memorial ID 59006536 · View Source
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Ruth E Steele, 87, Rapid City, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at a local nursing home.
Ruth was born February 12, 1923 in Numa, IA to Loren and Evelyn (Stroud) Inman. She grew up in the Sand Hills of Nebraska, graduating from Mullen, NE High School in 1940 and worked as a telephone operator in Crawford.
Ruth married Floyd Steele in Hot Springs in 1945 and travelled with him as he worked building dams. They settled in Hot Springs, moving to Rapid City in 1952.
Ruth was a wife, mom and SuperGrandma, known for making candy. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, and western movies and camping in the Hills. She especially loved John Wayne.
Survivors include two daughters; Cyndi Goetze, and her husband, Fred, Rapid City and Sue Mangrich, and her husband Tom, Jesup, IA, three sisters; Lorena Jackson, Alliance, NE, Ethel Fraser, Cheyenne, WY and Laura Forbes, Cottonwood, CA, six grandchildren;, Staci Haag and her husband, Denny, McCook, SD, Alexa Stulken and her husband Mark, Rapid City, Tiffany Thoma and her husband Gary, Jesup, IA, T.J. Mangrich, Jesup, IA, Matt Goetze, Rapid City, Drew Goetze, Rapid City, and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Floyd in 1999, grandson, Chad Mangrich, great-granddaughter, Taylor Rae Thoma and a sister, Nina Hughes.
Memorials have been established to the Humane Society of the Black Hills and to StoryBook Island.
Memorial Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility with Pastor Gary Walters officiating.


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  • Created by: Ellen Bishop
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59006536
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Elenora Inman Steele (12 Feb 1923–19 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59006536, ; Maintained by Ellen Bishop (contributor 46998865) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a No mention of burial in Obituary.