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June M. (Ratchford) Steele

October 24, 1924 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 95)


June M. (Ratchford) Steele, 95, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday at her residence.

She was born at home in Cresson, daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Troxell) Ratchford. She married Joseph C. Steele in 1941, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

Surviving are two daughters: Frances Jolene Piper and husband, Kenneth, of Duncansville, and Linda S. Gresham and husband, Charles, of Hollidaysburg; two sons: Joseph Jr. and wife, Carol, and Lester "Rusty" and wife, Terri, all of Arizona; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Edward Ratchford of Newport and Guy Ratchford of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1942; two sisters: Verdon Focht and Alma Stiver; and three brothers: Lindy, Richard and Robert.

She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg and a past-president of the GAR.

June enjoyed living for her family, crafts, and working with flowers.

Friends will be received from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park.

This event was live-streamed, see link below.


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Funeral Service


December 12, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Funeral Service
December 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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