Louis Len Steely

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Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired) Louis Len Steely departed this life on August 27, 2014, at his residence in Nashville, Tennessee. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley Hood Steely; daughters, Janey Steely Shufelt (Jim), of Carlisle, Pa. and Elizabeth Steely Blake (Kelly), of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sarah Shufelt George (Phil), Lauren Shufelt, Dillon and Annabelle Blake; great-grandson, Carter Graham George and sister, Ruth Steely Blevins. Preceded in death by parents, the Rev. Dempsey Edward Steely and Alva Bledsoe Steely; brothers, Burt, John Ed and Arthur Steely and sisters Jane Steely Smith and Betty Steely Blanton. Born July 6, 1933 in Almyra, Ark., Len graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Ark. and then served over twenty years in the United States Army as an Ordnance Corps officer, with ten years of overseas duty in Korea, France, Liberia, Vietnam and Germany. Following his retirement from military active duty, he worked for two years as a contractor in Saudi Arabia and then as a Department of the Army Civilian at Anniston Army Depot. Upon full retirement, he was an active volunteer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston. Len loved traveling and birding with Shirley, gardening, woodworking, following the Auburn Tigers, helping others and most of all, spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the staff of Mary, Queen of Angels for their devoted care of Mr. Steely. Funeral Mass and inurnment with military honors to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, with visitation held two hours prior to the service. Knights of Columbus will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1301 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, AL 36207, Catholic Charities or the military . Visit the online obituary at www.woodlawn-roesch-pattonfh.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 6, 2014
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