Madge Steele, 93, of Washington, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.

She was born September 1, 1908, in Graysville, a daughter of William and Oma Goodwin Steele.

Miss Steele was a teacher in Cumberland Township School District and a member of the National Education Association.

She was a former member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels.

A sister, Violet Steele of Washington, survives. Deceased are two brothers, Don and Paul Steele.

At the request of the deceased, services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Behm Funeral Home Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor.


Mrs. Oma Goodwin Steele, of 408 George Street, Carmichaels, died at 11 am Friday, August 26, 1955, at her home after an illness of several months. Mrs. Steel was born on February 4, 1886, near Rutan, a daughter of E. S. and Nancy McGlumphy Goodwin, both deceased. She had lived in Carmichaels since 1924.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Carmichaels. Surviving her are her husband, William C. Steele; one son, Paul D. Steele, Detroit, Mich; two daughters, Miss Violet Steele of Washington, and Miss Madge Steele, at home; two grand-children; four great-grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters: Henry C. Goodwin, Scenery Hill; Mrs. Blanche Wise, Washingotn R. D.; Allen G. Goodwin, East Liverpool, Ohio; Mrs. Flossie Wiley and Mrs. Ruth Kerr, both of Copley, Ohio; George T. Goodwin, Akron Ohio; Thomas R. Goodwin, Pittsburgh, and Ray W. Goodwin, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. A son Don J. Steele, died as the result of a plane accident at Flagstaff, Ariz, while participation in Naval Reserve training activities in 1943.

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William Calvert Steele, aged 83 years, retired Greene County blacksmith, died at 3:20 pm Saturday, April 15, 1961, in his home 408 East / George Street, Carmichaels, after a lingering illness. Mr. Steele worked as a blacksmith for many years and was regarded as one of the county's few remaining blacksmiths at the time of his death. In the Carmichaels area, where he resided for the last 37 years, he was often admired by others for his strength, which far surpassed his physical stature.

Mr. Steele was born December 29, 1877, at Spraggs, a son of Ehud and Cassandra Shriver Steele.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Carmichaels, and of Lisbon Lodge No. 654, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Carmichaels. Surviving are one son, Paul D. Steele, of Detroit Mich; two daughters, Violet Steele of Washington and Madge Steele, of Carmichaels, who is a teacher in Cumberland Township High School; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dora McGlumphy, of Washington, and Mrs. Clara Locy, of Canton Ohio; and three brothers, Newton of Marianna; Slater B. of Enon Valley, and Walter, of Colorado.

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Carmichaels. Jan. 28, - Ehud Steele, 95, one of the last five surviving veterans of the Civil War in Greene County, died at 10 A.M. today in the home of his son, William Steele, in Carmichaels. Complications following an attack of pneumonia several weeks ago were the cause of his death. Mr. Steele, a son of Isaac and Sarah Steele, was born April 22, 1812, in Wayne Twp. Most of his life was spent at Spraggs, where he worked as a carpenter. In 1923 he retired and moved to Carmichaels, to reside with his son, William. Later he lived for a time with a sister, but afterward returned to his son's home.

He enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 20, and was a member of Company C, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, serving under General Hancock and Captain McCullough. In 33 months of service he took part in many fierce battles, and at the battle of Tellapotma was wounded in the right leg. Due to the wound, he was furloughed for 30 days.

He was a lifelong member of the Claughton Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He was the last survivor of a family of six children, three boys and three girls. Surviving are two daughters and four sons, Mrs. George B. McGlumphy, of Washington; Mrs. Charles Locy, of Canton, O., William C. Steele, Carmichaels; B. N. Steele, Marianna; Slater Steel, Enon Valley, and Walter Steele, of Monessen.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 P.M. in the home of his son, William,

in charge of the Rev. Mr. Peters, of Mt. Morris. Burial will be in the Claughton Chaple Cemetery.


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