Martha Steele

Obituary of Martha Rose Steele

Martha Rose (Martinelli) Steele, 98, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at her home in Las Vegas, NV, with her beloved nephew and niece Mark and Lucy Denton by her side. Born in Morgantown, WV, in 1923, she was the daughter of the late Croce and Lasca (Teti) Martinelli. When Martha was 19, she married George Steele who preceded her in death after 49 years of marriage. She lived most of her adult life in Chicago, IL, retiring after 40 years from Corn Products in Bedford Park, IL. At 93 years of age, she moved to Las Vegas, NV, to live with family. In her younger years, Martha was an active bowler, softball player, photographer, traveler, and expert pinochle player. She enjoyed shows, casinos, chocolates, and home-made peanut butter fudge. She loved giving gifts, sending greeting cards and reading. Children brought a twinkle to her beautiful blue eyes. The impact on everyone she met was extraordinary. Although Martha had no children of her own, she is dearly loved by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She made all of them feel special and loved unconditionally. In addition to her parents and husband, Martha is preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-laws: Lucy Tarantini (Mike), Viola Denton (Jack), Harriet McAlister (John), Irene Gaskins (Harold) and Mary Burbridge. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Charles Burbridge, of Masontown, WV. Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 4 – 8 p.m. The evening visitation will conclude with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following day, Friday, August 27, 2021, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Frederick P. Annie as Celebrant. Interment will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery. Send online condolences at
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, August 27, 2021
St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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