Sunday, May 15, 2022

Obituary - Sue Ann Steele

Sue Ann Steele, 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Silvercrest at College View in Lenexa, Kansas. Services are pending at this time and will be announced by Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Sue Ann was born August 19, 1937 in Adrian, Missouri to Richard and Irene Showalter King. She grew up in Adrian and graduated from Adrian High School. 

On April 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Ed Steele. To this union two beautiful girls were born. They made their life and home west of Butler, MO, on Steele & King dairy farms where she supported the operations while working a full-time job outside the home. Ed and Sue Ann moved to Lenexa, KS in 2020 to be closer to family.

Sue Ann never missed any of her girls' events growing up and was always happy to welcome their friends in her home. Sue had a gift for writing and was synonymous with the Missouri Holstein Association serving a lengthy role as executive director and editor of the Mid-States Holstein News. Prior to that, she worked for many years at the Bates County Shopper and then the "Headliner", including being the Sports Director. 

She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Butler where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. Sue enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, including the Missouri Tigers, but her greatest pride and joy was spending time with her family and traveling all over the US to watch her grandchildren compete in golf tournaments. When Sue wasn’t cheering on her grandchildren or the Tigers, she could often be found enjoying a good book or playing a game of bridge.

Sue Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law, Jerry & Jeanette King and sister-in-law Celia Engelhardt. She is survived by her two Daughters: Becky Bauersfeld and partner Philip Thornton of Phoenix, AZ. and Brenda and Ted Chael of Overland Park, KS, Grandson Andrew (Laura) Chael of Mission Woods, KS and Jordan Chael of Lexington, KY. brother-in-law, Bill Engelhardt, of Broken Arrow, OK, niece Denna Johnson of Huntsville, UT, nephew Evan (Cheri) Engelhardt of Prairieville, LA., nephew Rick (Lori) King and niece Julie (Steve) Lewis all of Butler, MO., and Jana (Mike) Boehler of Olathe, KS., along with many great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

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