Lorraine Gibson Steele of West Grove
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. 19390
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.