Helen G. Steele, 92

Date Published: 
May 19, 2017

Helen G. Steele, 92, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born in Laurel, Del., on Feb. 26, 1925, to the late Emory and Sally Dorman Foskey.

Helen retired as a floor manager for Arrow Safety Device, where she worked for 55 years. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Georgetown, Del. She was very involved in all activities and held many offices over the years. Steele loved to talk on the phone and keep up with her friends. She was a mother to many who had lost their mothers. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Steele was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Steele Jr., in 1997; a daughter, Phyllis Hitchens, in 2015; and a brother, Paul Foskey. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Steele III of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; a son-in-law, Gerald Hitchens of Georgetown; a sister, Dot Niblett of Laurel, Del.; two grandchildren, Sherry Swift and her husband, Norman, and Kelly DeLeon and her husband, Brian, all of Georgetown; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

A funeral service was scheduled for May 16, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with burial at St. John’s United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to St. John’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o Teresa Moore-Adams; 22910 Park Ave.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.