Charles Conklin Steele
FUNERAL HOME
Powers-Kell Funeral Home
12 N Limestone St.
Jamestown, OH

JAMESTOWN — Charles Conklin Steele, 74, of Jamestown, Ohio went to meet his Lord on September 13, 2021. Charles was born on November 17, 1946 in Xenia, Ohio, son of Bernard and Martha Steele. Charles was a graduate of Xenia High School. He attended Central State University where he was part of their ROTC program, a percussionist in their marching band and earned his degree in secondary education. Charles then enlisted into the Army on April 2, 1969 and served overseas in the Vietnam War as a second lieutenant. His time in the military was cut short when his father passed away and he returned to care for his mother and the family farm. It was at this time he met his wife Marsha and after only dating for a month and a half they became engaged and were married on June 24, 1972. They were married for 49 years. Charles worked in secondary education for a short period of time teaching shop class and passing on his passion for woodworking to his students before becoming a full time farmer. He was a devoted husband and father making sure to be at every sporting event his children participated in, helping with 4-H livestock projects and building various needs his wife would have for her classroom. He had a passion for history and many summers were spent on Civil War battle fields participating in living history events with the 35th OVI. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Martha Steele and his wife of 49 years Marsha Steele. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon (William) Eldridge of Jamestown and Amy (Scott) Pickens of Xenia and 4 grandchildren Kaitlyn and Isaac Crawford, Carissa Rubio, and Olivia Eldridge. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 11:00 A.M -1:00 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Xenia, Ohio. Graveside Service will follow at 1:30 P.M. at Woodland Cemetery, also in Xenia.


Published by Greene County Dailies from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
25
Visitation
11:00a.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
Xenia, OH
Sep
25
Graveside service
1:30p.m.
Woodland Cemetery
Xenia, OH
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Sorry to learn of mom and dad's deaths. We knew them thru church and Farm Bureau Council. Back in the good ole days when you were little kids We believe they are together now in heaven and we will soon join them there. Mom was certainly a dedicated teacher and dad ,although slowed by his hip problems, a farmer , civil war buff, dad ,and supporter. Our condolences
Donald Harner & Sandi Harner
September 25, 2021
What a terrible combination of events to have to endure. Sending love & hugs to Sharon & Amy especially.
Julie Flaugher Burgess
Neighbor
September 22, 2021
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