Barbara Steele

Barb Steele

Monday, July 27th, 1942 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Funeral Services for Barb Steele, age 78, of O'Neill will be 7 pm Friday, November 27, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with Rev. Paul Harder officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at Biglin's Mortuary. The family requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask and abide by social distancing practices. Barb passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Wayman was born on July 27, 1942 in O’Neill to Roy and Bessie (Fuller) Wayman. She attended country school through 8th grade, then graduated from O’Neill High School in 1960.

Barb married her high school sweetheart, Emerson Steele, on February 6, 1961 in O’Neill. To this union, two children were born; Todd and Leeann. Barb worked for several years as a switchboard operator for Northwestern Bell until they updated to a computerized system. She then worked as a secretary for KBRX. The couple moved to Valentine for a short time when Emerson managed a shoe store.

When the couple returned to O’Neill, Barb worked for the UNL extension office as the office manager. Part of her job included working with the different 4-H groups, which she truly enjoyed. Barb retired in 2011.

Barb enjoyed trips to the Hill, cooking for her family, doing crafts, working on puzzles, especially crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed collecting gnomes and feeding geese at Poese Park. Barb was a member of Faith Community Church and had been a member of the Mrs. Jaycee’s.

Barb is survived by her husband of 59 years, Emerson Steele of O'Neill; her two children, Todd Steele, of Wylie, Texas, and Leeann (Jeff) Bredensteiner of Omaha; five grandchildren, Cori Steele, Kaitlyn Steele, Jack Steele, Dylan Humble, and Averi Humble; and former daughter-in-law, Charlotte Steele of Rowlett, TX.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Bessie (Fuller) Wayman.

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Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 11:21am
Our sympathy and prayers to the Steele family.
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Jamie Babutzke

Posted at 09:25pm
Such a beautiful lady both on the inside and out. She seemed to have kind words for me when we would meet but also would let out her sassy humor. She will be missed. Lots of love, Jamie Babutzke

Doug, Dylan and Averi Humble

Posted at 06:27am
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