Edith Marie McIntyre Steele

HICKORY - Edith Marie McIntyre Steele, 100, of Hickory, passed away July 6, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

Born May 17, 1918 in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John McIntyre and Caroline Parris McIntyre.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard C. Steele; brothers, the Rev. General Lee McIntyre, Ray McIntyre and Lyle McIntyre; and sisters, Lassie (Wilson) Icard and Edna Elliott.

Mrs. Steele was a member of First Baptist Church, where she volunteered in the church library for 50 years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty Steele Tron and husband John; nephew, Paul W. Byrd; honorary beloved grandson, Philip J. Byrd; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

 A memorial service was held Monday, July 9, 2018 at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Pat Pearce and Dr. Don Gordon officiating. The family received friends prior to the service. 

Memorials may be sent in her honor to First Baptist Church Library Fund, 339 2nd Ave. NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. 

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Edith Marie McIntyre Steele. Condolences may be sent to bass-smithfuneralhome.com. 

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