Rhonda Steele, 47, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Rhonda was born on August 16, 1966 in St. Joseph to Robert E. and Patricia A. (Madel) Steele.
She was a graduate of Bishop-LeBlond High School and received her Associate’s Degree from North Central Missouri College. She worked for Northwest Medical Services Southside Clinic as an LPN. She was of the Catholic Faith.
Rhonda was preceded in death by Paternal grandparents, Margaret and Frank Steele, Sr., maternal grandmother, Opal Madel, uncles, Bernard and Robert Madel as well as other aunts and uncles.
Surviving family includes her parents, Robert and Patricia Steele, sister, Stacia Steele, lifelong friend, Leah King-Watts, all of St. Joseph; extended family, John and Joyce King and family; uncle, Joseph “Joe” Madel, Excelsior Springs, MO; numerous cousins and man, many friends and her beloved Cats.
Mass of Memorialization 10:30 AM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday Evening.
Rhonda has donated her body to science and in lieu of flowers; the family suggests memorial contributions to the A.S.P.C.A.