Cora O. Steele, 79, of 50 Johnson Rd., in Wetmore, near Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1932 in Manorville, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Cook Transue. On July 11, 1953 in Kane, she married Richard H. Steele, who died in 2005.
Cora was the head cook at the Kane Area Middle School for 27 years.
She was a member of Tabor Ev. Lutheran Church in Kane, where she belonged to the Altar Guild, the Funeral Committee, and had sung in the choir. She volunteered at The Lutheran Home at Kane for 17 years with the activity "Cooking with Cora", and catered the Emeritus Dinner for over 25 years, along with many other events.
Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Chapman of Kane and Elizabeth (Tom) Theobald of Medina, Ohio; two grandchildren, Stephanie Swanson of Kane and Joshua Black of Medina; and a great-granddaughter, Sophia Cora Swanson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by three brothers, Norris Ray Transue, Robert Transue and William Transue; and three sisters, Carolyn Jean Transue, Eleanor Arthurs and Leatrice Wright.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and may attend a service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Tabor Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Waterman officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery, Kanesholm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church, 200 Dawson St., Kane, PA 16735, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Attn: Memorial Dept., 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com .