Ina K. Steele

Alton | Friday, February 15 2013

Ina K. Steele, 93, passed away at 6:05 am on Friday February 15, 2013 at Bethalto Care Center.

She was born on January 9, 1920 in Philadelphia, MO, the daughter of the late Dudley and Lucinda (Phillips) Powell.

She married Earl Cameron Steele on May 20, 1942 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1999.

Ina was an inspector in the packing, loading, and manufacturing department at Olin Corporation for twenty-three years. She was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, and could always be found at Bingo. 

She is survived by two sons and their spouses; James and Linda Steele of Fosterburg, and  Glenn and Diane Steele of Godfrey; two daughters and their spouses; Carolyn and Rick Kitsmiller of Alton, and Althea Hanebutt of Alton; twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Earl Dennis Steele; a daughter, Janice Miller; four sisters, Grace Powell, Mae Powell, Emma Voeple, and Caroline McClenning; three brothers, Percy Powell, Robbie Powell, and Beet Powell; and one great grandchild, Morgan Steele.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday February 18, 2013 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL. 

Funeral service will be at 10 am Tuesday February 19, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton in Alton, with Pastor Charles West officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park.

Memorials may be directed to Bethalto Care Center Activity Fund.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

Print Version

Subscribe for FREE today.
Get breaking news, sports, obits, shop local deals, weather forecasts, classifieds, video and more delivered directly to your email inbox.

We want to hear from you. Provide your thoughts and comments below.

Follow Us