Born Saturday, September 11, 1926
Died Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Bobbye Jean (Bledsoe) Steele peacefully passed away in her home at 10:06 p.m. on July 7th, 2021. Bobbye went to be with the Lord at the age of 94 years young. She is lovingly remembered by her four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jeanette and Jim Ward of Braggs, Teresa and Don Cunningham of Fort Gibson, Judith and Ron Elliott of Stillwater, Becky Edwards of Muskogee; nine grandchildren, Jeff Ward and his wife, Dachelle, Jarrod and Deana Ward, Ginger and Jeff Owens, Retonya and James Walters, Amy and Wade Brand, Matt and Jody Edwards, William Elliott, Michael and Emily Elliott, Sarah and Lance Kaminski; nineteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Bobbye was born on September 11th, 1926 in Braggs, OK. She graduated from Braggs High School in 1943 before marrying the love of her life, Relton Steele, on January 22,1944. They shared a wonderful 57 years together before Relton went to be with the Lord in 2001.
Throughout Bobbye’s career she worked for a private lab as a lab technician for 20 years and later worked with Dr. Hodge. Bobbye was always active in her church. She was an honorary member of 4-H Club, an occasional substitute teacher, and Vice President of the Muskogee County Home Demonstration Club for two terms.
She loved to read, cook, and she made room for some sewing. She stayed very busy helping her mother care for her grandparents and later cared for her mother in a special way.
Bobbye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and now a great-great-grandmother. She wants most of all to be remembered for being Relton’s right hand man (so to speak) on the farm. The Steele family was named the farm family of the year in 1958.
Bobbye always commented that she had a very full life and enjoyed every moment of it. She loved and appreciated how her grandchildren visited her often and the wonderful, very close relationship she shared with her four daughters.
A graveside memorial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12th, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Bobbye has asked that donations be sent to: Chandler Road Church of Christ at 3507 Chandler Road, Muskogee, OK 74403 or you can find a donation tab on the church website. You can send memorials to Braggs School Restoration Fund in honor of former graduate P.O. Box 59 Braggs, OK 74423.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com