Annabess Bischoff 'Ma's-Ma'
at the age of 79 passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 following an extended illness. She was born in Rushville, Ill. on May 25, 1934 to the late William Edwin Steele and Marguerite Steele (Armstrong).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Knoll Bischoff; brothers, Tommy, Robert (Bobby) Steele; grandson, Robert (Robbie) Augustine. Survived by three sisters, Dorothy Prell, Martha Saccomagno and Brenda Steele; four brothers, William (Billy) Steele, Paul Steele, Donald Steele, Samual Steele; two sons, Michael Merdell, Richard Merdell; four daughters, Yonette Lilley, Tereasa Merdell-Wright, LeeAnn Bischoff and Linda Sheets; 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Salem Funeral Home, Reynolda Road Chapel, visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to a
. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
Published in The Repository on Feb. 25, 2014