Age 93 of Appleridge Apts. in Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday February 27, 2013 Fannie Mae was born August 12, 1919 in Dimmitt, Texas the daughter of the late Edwin and Gracie Parr Bell. Fannie married her first husband Rev. Alexander Thomas Forester on August 26, 1942 in Olton, Texas. They were Cumberland Presbyterian Missionaries in Japan for 11 1/2 years while raising their own children. Rev. Forester pre-deceased Fannie on August 27, 1987. She married her second husband, Finley Moore Steele , in July 1993 and he pre-deceased her on December 18, 2010. Mrs. Steele is survived by her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law: Kay Forester Stewart & Chuck Stewart of Horseheads, NY; sons and daughter-in-law: Dr. T. Gary & Marilyn Forester of Fresno, CA and Rev.Tim Forester of Winona, MN; grandchildren: Jason Stewart and fiancé Angela Fetcho, Mark Stewart & Dana Marshall, and Jonathan Stewart & Chay Mae Bailey, Jim & Wendy Forester and their children Brendan and Jorryn, David & Alissa Forester and their children Sydney and Logan, Tommy & Fatimah Forester and their children Mikayla and Kaitlyn, and Beth Forester-LaCrue & Joe LaCrue and their son Caleb Fannie is also survived by Finley's Family Nancy Steele-Hamme & Parker English of Texas and Connecticut, Susan Steele-Gubitz & Stephen Gubitz of Houston Texas, and Penny Steele-Bliss & Jim Bliss of Glenville, NY; grandchildren: David & LaRue Hamme, Randall Hamme, Karl & Monica Hamme, Christian & Amy Gubitz, Carrie Gubitz-Paschke & Dan Paschke, Julie Bliss, and Kara Bliss; great grandchildren: Cheyenne, Steele, Zane, Kross, Elijah, Micah, Cameron, Blake, and Kinley. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Mrs. Steele's Life on Saturday March 16 , 2013 at 11:30 AM at The First Presbyterian Church of Elmira 1054 West Clinton Street at Rambler Road in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Betsey Crimmins will officiate. Fannie will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Rev. Alexander T. Forester in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas. The Family respectfully requests that memorials be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Elmira 1054 West Clinton Street Elmira, NY 14905 or Bethel College 325 Cherry Avenue McKenzie, Tennessee 38201. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.

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Lynch Funeral Home
318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845

Published in Star-Gazette from Mar. 1 to Mar. 15, 2013