Lor­raine A. “Lorrie” Steele of West Grove

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Lor­raine A. “Lorrie” Steele, 63, of West Grove, passed away on Septem­ber 14, 2017, in the mem­ory care unit at Sun­rise of West­town af­ter a seven year bat­tle with de­men­tia. She was the beloved wife of R. Scott Steele.

Born in Philadel­phia and raised in West Ch­ester, PA, Lorrie was the daugh­ter of the late Charles “Chip” and Mar­jorie Frey Gib­son.

She was a 1972 grad­u­ate of Hen­der­son High School, West Ch­ester, fol­lowed by an art de­gree from Mount Saint Joseph Univer­sity in Cincin­nati, OH and a mas­ter’s de­gree in Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion.

Be­fore her re­tire­ment, Lorrie was em­ployed with the Ch­ester County In­ter­me­di­ate Unit in Downingtown for 27 years, end­ing her ca­reer as the Su­per­vi­sor of Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices.

Lorrie loved mu­sic and as a faith­ful mem­ber of the West Grove United Methodist Church found much joy singing in the Chan­cel Choir. In ad­di­tion to singing, she en­joyed paint­ing, play­ing the vi­olin, 70’s rock mu­sic, trav­el­ing, and spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends in Ocean City, NJ. But what brought the most joy to Lorrie’s life was time spent with her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

In ad­di­tion to her hus­band, Lorrie is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Lind­say Hether­ing­ton and her hus­band Scott of High­lands Ranch, CO, Me­gan DuBois and her hus­band Greg of West Ch­ester, PA, a son, Adam Bran­nan and his wife Gabrielle of Perkasie, PA, a step­daugh­ter, Mandy Steele Baran and her hus­band Chris of Wilm­ing­ton, DE, two grand­chil­dren, Rachel and Josh Hether­ing­ton and a sis­ter, Donna Logs­don of Horse Cave, KY.

You are in­vited to visit with Lorrie’s fam­ily and friends at 6:00 to 8:00 on Tues­day evening, Septem­ber 19, 2017 at Foulk & Grieco Fu­neral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA, and again from 10:00 to 11:00 on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Septem­ber 20, 2017 at the West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West Grove. Her Fu­neral ser­vice will fol­low at 11:00.

In­ter­ment will be at 3:00 Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at the Green Mount Ceme­tery in West Ch­ester, PA.

Con­tri­bu­tions in Lorrie’s mem­ory may be made to the West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West Grove, PA.

To view her on­line tribute and to share a mem­ory with her fam­ily, please visit www. grieco­cares.com

Ar­range­ments by the Foulk & Grieco Fu­neral Home, West Grove, PA.

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