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Donald Edward Steedly

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Donald Edward Steedly Obituary
Steedly, Donald Edward,

was born January 18, 1940 to Kathlyn Pontrich Steedly Halliburton and Willard Fredrick Steedly. He entered into rest on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

He graduated from Valley High School in 1957. He attended the University of Louisville where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with major in Accounting in 1961. He then attended Eden Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1964. Later in his career, he received a Doctorate in Divinity. He accepted his first ministerial call from Zion United Church of Christ in Elberfeld, Indiana in 1964. His ministry spanned 44 years (1964-2008), and included churches in Indiana (Zion United Church of Christ, Christ Church United Church of Christ, and St. Peter's United Church of Christ), Michigan (St. Paul's United Church Christ), Arizona (Sun Lakes United Church of Christ), and Florida (Christian Fellowship United Church of Christ, and Union Congregational Church). He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2008 where he retired. Upon moving to Atlanta, Don attended First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

Don is survived by his wife, Toni Collery Steedly: his son, Mark Steedly (Kala): his grandchildren, Lakin and Daiton Donald Steedly: and his brother, Gary Steedly (Judy). He was predeceased by three stepchildren, John Fonock (1965-2014), Natalie Parran (1970-1989), and Benjamin Parran (1973-1978). Don had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. He spent years studying Steedly genealogy. Don and Toni took 16 trips to Europe to eat bread, wiener schnitzel, potato salad, and all the pastries they could find. He was an avid fan of the University of Louisville Cardinals. As a minister, Don believed in education. Donations in his honor may be made to: St. Mary's College of Maryland Foundation. 47645 College Drive. St. Marys City, MD 20686. A note should designate the donation for The Parran Fonock Award. A celebration of Don's life will be held on September 9, 2017 in Atlanta.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 10, 2017
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