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Leslie Page Steele

Leslie Page Steele


Leslie Page Steele, 54, of Walsh, IL; born on August 15, 1964 in Des Moines, IA; passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at her home.

Leslie was a medical assist.  She was a talented artist and enjoyed photography and drawing.  Leslie was very proud to be a redhead.

She was preceded in death by her father – Dean Daugherty.

She is survived by her husband – Adam Steele whom she married on March 15, 1985 in Peoria, AZ.  Her children – Kyle Steele of Lady Lake, FL; Sefton (Sara) Steele of Sparta, IL; Yaley (Donald Rountree) Steele of Sparta, IL.  Her grandchildren – Sofia and Everly.  Her mother – Carley Daugherty of Peoria, AZ.  Three sisters – Shelley (Dean) Bartlett of Wichita, KS; Patty Hager of Nebraska; Tammy (Bob) Karl of Glendale, AZ.  Two brothers – Duffy (Renee) Daugherty of Castle Rock, CO; Mike Daugherty of Peoria, AZ.  Her mother-in-law – Audrey Burkhardt of Sparta, IL.  Two sisters-in-law – A.J. Burkhardt of St. Louis, MO; Peggy Yeager of Steele, AL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. M Powell says:

    To Leslie’s family & friends,
    I am so very sorry to read about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares deeply about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  2. Virginia Daugherty Munson says:

    My sweet niece may God hold you in his warm comforting arms, may you know His love. Know also what a blessing you were to our family. Your sweet smile, your eyes when that impish twinkle showed, your sense of humor, and you were the red headed grandchild your Granny so wanted! May God bless your family.

  3. Dean says:

    To my sister-in-law Leslie. Thank you for being ‘You’ and thank you for allowing me to know the wonderful, caring and funny woman you were. GOD calls often unexpectedly, but knowing you are beside ‘Dean Daugherty and embraced by his loving arms and GODS grace makes this moment somehow bearable’. Love you Leslie, you will always be remembered NEVER forgotten, RIP.

  4. Bobbie Martinez says:

    Leslie, I wished I stayed in touch with you more. I have great memories of growing up with you at your house. Coming to pick me up on run away Ebony. Her running across 99th stopping to a dead stop in the barn. Our hearts were beating so fast. RIP my dear friend. I will miss you. ❤️

  5. Sefton says:

    Hey Ma
    Every morning I wake up hope it was all a nightmare. I have to pretend your just on some vacation just to talk to people. You made me who I am and I can’t thank you enough. I miss that face you give me when I tell you a dumb joke, those freckles, your hugs and warm words of compassion. We will always have that special bond that you can only have between a Ma and her Sefy baby. I think of you all the time, I love and miss you more and more every moment we’re apart.
    I love you Ma from your Sefy baby.

  6. Shelley says:

    My sweet Cee Cee…. how can I even put into words how very much I loved you?? How can I process the void in my heart?? I will remember your laugh, how very funny you were, how much you cherished our relationship and I will smile and treasure every memory!! Rest In Peace sweet sister ❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔

  7. Patricia Hager says:

    My precious sister. You were my champion growing up, never letting bullies hurt me. You knew the highlight of my day was mail and when friends stopped writing, you wrote an anonymous letter to me. I knew it was you! You loved fiercely. Peace my dear.

  8. Ken Turner says:

    RIP Now the pain is gone. The Lord has taken you home.All my love to you from Uncle Ken and aunt Penny.

  9. Carley Daugherty says:

    My precious daughter, what memories we shared. You were so funny. So talented, and yes your crowning glory was that beautiful red hair. You will be missed by all of us. Loving you forever. Mom

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