Catherine Steele, 70, retired medical assistant, grandmother of 17

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Catherine Steele, 70, of Braidwood, and formerly Forest Park passed away Sunday, May 19, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born January 17, 1943 in Chicago, Catherine was a daughter of the late Glenn and Catherine Flood-Fountain. She was raised and educated in Chicago and graduated from Providence High School. On February 18, 1961, Cathy married Richard D. Steele in Lombard and together they made their home in Forest Park until moving to Braidwood in 1995. Cathy held employment at Oak Park Hospital prior to going to work for Dr. Yerkes in Wilmington, where she was a dental assistant for sixteen years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Braidwood and Braidwood Recreation Club. In Cathy's free time she enjoyed cooking, fishing and baseball, and her greatest joy was her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years Richard; six children: Ricky (Cathy) Steele of Chicago, Mike (Kathy) Steele of Ohio, Jimmy (Kathy) Steele of Oak Lawn, Kelly (John) Blum of Bartlett, Cathy (Steve) Goris of Missouri and Kimmy (Scott) O'Kane of North Riverside. She was grandmother to Hannah, Michael, Matt, Katy, James, Caitlin, Jack, Abbey, Tommy, Sean, Rachel, Kyle, Catherine, Sarah, Grace, Patrick and Maggie; two great grandchildren: Wesley and Avery; one brother and three sisters: Judy (John) Christ and Mary Espinosa, both of Plainfield, Danny (Melody) Fountain of Warrenville, and Susie (Brent) Craig of Streamwood; two sisters-in-law, Janet Steele of New Jersey and Nancy Steele of Broadview and one brother-in-law Bill (Lucy) Steele of Villa Park.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Patty Schultz and one sister-in-law, Rosemary Jasutis.

Visitation and video tribute were held in Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial took. place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Braidwood. Reverend Show Reddy Allam officiated.

Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.reevesfuneral.com

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