Mrs. Dean Cochran Steele, age 98, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Caruthersville, Mo.
Mrs. Steele retired after 28 years as a psychiatric LPN at the Benton Services Center. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Cochran; her husband, Carl Miller Steele; a daughter, Barbara Ann Steward; a son, James Lee Steward; and a sister, Lorene Metzger.
She is survived by her son, John Milton Steward of Benton; a daughter-in-law, Lorraine Steward of Iowa; four grandchildren, Allen Steward and wife Cindy, David Steward and wife Kimberly, Denise Nick and husband Johnny and Jamie Condry and husband Jason; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Steward, Jordan Steward, Alison Steward, Michael Nick, Angela Brewer and Mallory Steward; and four great-great-grandchildren, Bailey and Peyton Little å˜d Major and Lucia Nick.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .