Phyllis A. Steele, 73

Phyllis A. Steele, 73, of Millville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes after a long illness.

Steele was born and raised in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of the late John and Elva (O’Brien) Phippin. She graduated from Wicomico High School. Steele worked at White & Leonard and T.O. Ruarke. After marrying and moving to Delaware, she worked for Lighthipe Realty and in the office of Dr. David Howard. Steele had worked for the last 25 years for Sussex Shores Water Company.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Chester Steele; a son, Charles Steele and his wife Carol; a daughter, Nancy Bennett and her husband Dan, of Middletown; and five grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Bethany, Julie and Caroline.

Funeral services were scheduled for noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Ocean View chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View. Interment will be at Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Steele’s name to American Diabetes Association of Delaware, 110 S. French St, Wilmington, DE 19805, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21805, or Susan Komen Breast Cancer Fund, 166633 N. Dallas Pky., Suite 600, Addison, TX 65001.