Keith E. Steele

Keith E. Steele, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at 6 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Steele graduated from Roanoke High School in 1949 and served in the United States Marine Corps for two years during the Korean War. He worked for Richard Ness Excavation and Storage, in Huntington, and also managed West Park Skate Center, in Huntington, for several years.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington. He was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post 7; a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, where he was in charge of bingo for many years; and a member of Moose Lodge 837, all in Huntington.

He was born May 23, 1931, in Huntington to Keal and Helen Wire Burdoine. He married Barbara Jane Ness on Feb. 11, 1956, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Gary (Lynn) Steele, of Louisville, KY; four daughters, Janet (Dale) Dodson, of Nashville, TN, and Cynthia (Mark) Sailors, Mary Ellen (Doug) Scott and Connie Reynolds, all of Huntington; a brother, Michael Burdoine, of Louisville, KY; two half-sisters, Nona and Nancy, both of Florida; a half-brother, David Steele, of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, June 12, 2014, beginning with a rosary service at 3 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Rev. John Pfister will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Huntington, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, for Masses or to Huntington County Right to Life in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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