|Angela M. Steele|
|December 27, 1959 - August 28, 2010|
|Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 02, 2010 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 24th St. & 31st Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday September 01, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Thursday September 02, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Angela Mapes Steele, 50 of Moline, died Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family. Angie fought an insurmountable 4 1/2 year battle with breast cancer. She is already missed. |
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 2, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Alleman High School Tuition Fund, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, or to Gilda’s Club.
Angela was born December 27, 1959 in Rock Island, the daughter of James "Duke" Mapes and Marjorie Redpath Mapes. She married Tom Steele in 1978.
Angela was employed by Moline Airport Authority as the training coordinator. She was a 1978 graduate of Alleman High School. She loved her work and the people she worked with. She also loved her grandchildren and enjoyed boating and the sun.
She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
She is survived by long time companion and fiance, Marc Gilliam; father, James Mapes, Rock Island; four children, Amber (Pat) Clark, Altadena, California, Jake (Bridget) Steele, Rock Island, Joe (Mandy) Steele, Milan, Sam Steele, Rock Island; five sisters, Michele (Doug) Breiby, Rock Island, Lisa (Jerry) Polito, Rock Island, Monica Mapes, Rock Island, Becky Breiby, Preemption, Kelly DeBo, Moline; five grandchildren, Grace and Emma Clark, California, Liam and Owen Steele, Milan, Gil Schroeder, Omaha, Neb.; three stepdaughters, Martha (Amber) Gilliam Charlesworth, Omaha, Sara (Matt) Gilliam Schroeder, Omaha, Abby (Trevor) Gilliam Lund, Marietta, Ga.; seven nephews; and six nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie Redpath Mapes.
We are thinking of all of you. She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed.
-- The Burkhead Family
We loved Angie so much... so many high school memories plus her caring for our children (Adam and Katie) for several years. With sympathy..The stimpson's
-- Dave and Patti Stimpson
Monica, Mitch, Andy and Family, We are so, so sorry to hear about Angie. I know that it has been a painful journey for her and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-- The Bearl Bruffett Family
Rest in peace Angie. I will remember your beautiful smile and funny spirit from our days at Alleman. We will see each other again one day!
-- Kelly Schmitt Mende
I met Angie when we were both having chemotherapy at Dr Constantinou's office. My husband, Jim DeDecker knew her from past years and also knows her former husband and fiance. She was an inspiration. All of her family will be in our prayers. Rest in peace, Angie.
Sally McDowell and Jim DeDecker
-- Sally Predmore McDowell
I will always remember Angie for having the sweetest disposition of anyone I've ever met.
Dear Lisa and Jerry,
You have our deepest sympathy. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless, Dan & Vicki
-- Dan & Vicki McConaghy
I'm so sorry for your loss. Angie was a bright light for so many. She will be greatly missed.
-- Susan Seaver Goetz
May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
-- The Mason's
Rest in peace Angie, you will be so missed.
-- Bridgette Coombs Moeller
Kelly & Family, so very sorry to hear of Angie's passing. May God's love comfort you and yours through this difficult time.
-- Nancy DeBo
Jake, Joe & Sam: My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
-- Marci (Hill) Byrd
I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know until recently that Angie was ill. Cancer is awful! I see it everyday in my job. Angie was a great person. She is at peace and in the arms of her mother and God. May memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely, Gina Brown-Wales.
-- Gina Brown-Wales
Dear Jim & family, Angie's fiance Marc;
The newspaper announcement describes a life lived to its fullest, a person who brought sunshine into the lives of her loved ones.
So sorry that this precious life has been cut short by cancer. There is comfort in knowing that Angela is no longer suffering.
I am unable to offer my deepest sympathies in person, but I assure you that my thoughts & prayers are with you.
Barb (Lincke) Novak
-- Barbara Novak
A life taken too young. We will always remember those early days when our baby girls were born, and we shared those special times together. We pray that family and friends find comfort in knowing that you are in God's hands. Our deepest sympathy to all the broken hearts.
-- Jim & Debbie Case
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angie's family. She was a wonderful thoughtful person. She will be dearly missed. Kathy @ Airtran in Buffalo, NY
-- Kathy Rice
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angie’s family. She was such a thoughtful kind friend. She will be dearly missed. Kathy @ AirTran in Buffalo, NY
-- Kathy Rice
Angie, I will miss are morning Hello's, be they you coming into the Fueler's Office or I coming into you're Office. You always lightened up the day with you're smile.
I'll always will laugh and remember that picture on you're wall. The one Jerry and Bob made for you where it looks like they're looking into you're office. An office that had no windows.
I'll will forever miss sweet lady. You were one of a Kind.
-- Dale Wilson
Marc and family. You have my deepest sympathies.
-- David Conrad
The great picture of Angie brought back everything I remembered of her . The cute dimples and that devilish smile.Her personality went right along with those great features. She was a delight to be around. Even when things were bad she was up. She was a real trooper! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you .She will be sadly missed but never never gone.
-- Mary Carlson (Chris Mueller)
A smile that will always be remembered.Angie always lit up any room she entered. An angel that will always be with us.
My deepest sympathy to you all. Angie was always so kind and wonderful to speak with. God Bless.
-- Jennifer Aversing
My sympathy to Angie's family. I will be praying for her and to her for all of you. Sister J,T.
-- Sister J.T.-Judith Terese McNulty,BVM
Amber and family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your Mom was such a wonderful person. I really enjoyed working with her at AirTran. She will be missed deeply.
-- Lyndsey El Bahi (Longstreth)
Duke and Family so sorry for your loss, Angie was so wonderful and I am glad that I got to know her.Our thoughts and prayers go out to each one of you.
Diane Redpath Berry Melissa Torres, Kristi Redpath & Thomas Redpath
-- Diane Redpath Berry
Dear Amber, Jake, Joe, Sam, and your aunts that we taught,
Our prayers and sympathy to you all on the death of your dear Mom and sister. We know how hard it has been on all of you these past years but knowing that we are sure you are grateful your Mom is now enjoying the peace she deserves.
Sorry we cannot say this to you in person as we are living at our Motherhouse in Dubuque now.
God's blessing on you all.
Sister Mary Paulina, BVM
Sister Mary Catherina, BVM
-- Sister Mary Paulina, BVM and Sister Mary Catherina, BVM
I have such amazing memories of growing up & being lucky enough to have known Angie. Her smile could light up a room & boy could she make you laugh. My heart goes out to her family & friends. She will be missed.
-- Curt Kroeger
Becky and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss . Chris and I want you to know, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Jeff Aversing
Joe, Jake, Sam and Amber,
My deepest sympathy goes to you and your families.
Bonnie Rice (used to be the Casey's girl)
-- Bonnie Rice
I have such great memories of Angie when we were kids, I loved going to the Mapes House. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
-- Jamie (Clark) Mclaughlin
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Angie from high school, she always had a kind word & smile for everyone. I saw her last at our 30th class reunion. Cancer is an awful thing, she is at peace now.
-- Julie Rimkus Lewis
So very sorry for all of Angela's family. She is in a blessed place now. No more pain & suffering. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. God Bless.
-- Tina Anderson
Our deepest sympathy to all of Angies family. Our prayers are with you.
Kim and Kevin Block
-- Kim Block
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families.
-- Julie Tillberg (Hollinger)
Dear Amber and Family, I am so sorry for loss. Megan
-- Megan Bennett McAndrews
I was so sorry to read about Angie, what a great person we always had a lot of laughs at Hilltop and I have missed her and Marc's company. Sorry I was not able to attend the services I was out of town, I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her she was a special person. Marc please call if there is anything I can do for you or the family.
Very truly yours,
-- Ken Ferguson
To the family - please know our deepest thoughts and prayers continue to be with each of you. The days will never be easy, but I hope you find comfort and peace in the light of the Lord!
I'm very sorry to hear the bad news, she was a wonderful lady who always showed me true kindness and fairness. I was friends with her daughter way back in 1997 when I was studying at Black Hawk College after moving from England. It could get lonely over there and I will always remember being invited round for Christmas dinner - so I wouldn't be alone on Christmas Day. Yes, a wonderful lady indeed. Thank you and God bless her and her family.
-- Craig Thurling