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Marita "Rita"  Steele
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Obituary for Marita "Rita" Steele

Marita “Rita” A. Steele, 78, Logansport, passed away at 2:31 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.
Born July 1, 1939, in South Bend, she was the daughter of the late Floyd A. and Hazel E. (Williams) Denman.
On February 8, 1958, in Evansville, Rita was married to Donald Steele, Sr.. He preceded her in death May 17, 2007.
A graduate of John Adams High School in South Bend, Rita worked as a housekeeping supervisor at the State Hospital for over 20 years. She was an excellent cook. Rita had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Steele, Jr. and Steven Steele, both of Logansport; two daughters, Kathy Hartsch and her husband Charles, of Galveston, and Rita Jacko and her husband Kevin, of Bristol; five grandchildren, Donald Lee Steele, Matthew Steele, Stephanie Steele Lopez, Scott (Andrea) Jacko and Samantha Jacko; and great-grandchildren Tyler Templeton, Miguel and Alexandria Lopez, Maggie, Simon, Millie and D.J. Jacko, and Blylee and Chloe Steele.
Preceding in death with her parents and husband were her step-father, Leo Denman; son Thomas Joe Steele; daughter Cindy Sue Steele; grandson, Javon Jacko; brothers Charles and Arthur Denman; and sisters Audrey Denman, Lillian Nichols and Barbara and Willa Zimpleman.
A funeral service celebrating Rita's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with her nephew, Ray Bean officiating. Interment will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the America Diabetes Association.
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Logansport

1801 Chase Road
Logansport, IN 46947





1:00 PM
Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Logansport

1801 Chase Road
Logansport, IN 46947





2:00 PM
Ever-Rest Memorial Park

8315 East Logansport Rd.
P.O. Box 622
Logansport, IN 46947

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association


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