Mary Wells Steele, 1938-2017

Mary Wells Steele, 79, of Marked Tree, passed away on March 12, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Mary was an X-ray technician/surgical assistant working at a variety of locations in the north central Florida area, before moving to Marked Tree. She was a member of Branford United Church.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. William Steele, an elder in the Arkansas Conference; her daughter, Melanie Lockhart (Charles Tomlinson); her son, Lane Hurst; her brother, William Wells; two sisters, Gail Whiteford (Bob) of Gainesville, Florida, and Ann Canty of Tallahassee; six stepchildren, 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of her life took place March 25, 2017, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church Marked Tree, as well as on April 1, 2017, in the O’Brien Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Gainesville, Florida.

Mary’s wishes were to be cremated, and interment will be held privately at the O’Brien Cemetery.