Marian Steele, 88

Marian Steele, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Roland Steele, with whom she created a sturdy foundation of love for generations to come. The Steeles lost beloved family well before their time, including their sons, Ronald Steele and Wayne Steele; their granddaughter Michelle “Shelley” Naranjo; and great-granddaughters Michele Prettyman and Lauren Miles.

Steele continues to be lovingly remembered by several family members today and always, including her daughter, Patricia A. Prettyman; her grandchildren Joann Prettyman and her partner, Brenda Larimore, John W. Prettyman and his wife, Sharon, and Wayne Steele and his wife, Elise; her great-grandchildren Ashley Naranjo, Brendon Prettyman, Kaleb Steele and Chad Prettyman; and her great-great-grandchildren Jayden and Serenity Heath, and Caleb and Brianna Miles.

Her joyful demeanor, supportive nature and eternal optimism will be missed. Services and burial were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at

“To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1