Joan Ellen (Eggers) SteeleMarch 29, 1932 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 87)
On Monday, July 1, 2019, Joan Steele, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 87. Joan was born on March 29, 1932 in Pinebrook, NJ to Albert and Katie (Giegold) Eggers. She was a civil servant, who worked for the Department of Defense from 1982 until 1997 when she retired and relocated to Ashburn Va where she lived until her passing on Monday. In 1965, Joan married Augustus Louis Steele and was happily married to him until his passing in 1973. Joan is survived by her two children, Patricia and David, and five grandchildren from that marriage.
Joan was a loving and compassionate woman of faith, who was deeply devoted to her family and her friends. With the untimely passing of her husband, Joan shouldered the responsibility of raising her two children alone with courage and dedication, while also remaining a caring and supportive presence in the lives of her late husband’s three older children from his former marriage. As a grandmother, Joan was a natural – doting on her grandchildren and relishing every milestone they achieved, as if it were her own. As a neighbor, Joan faithfully cared for her dear friend, nine years her senior, after she was widowed, up until her hospitalization in March of 2019. Joan lifted up and inspired everyone she knew with her pleasant and unassuming demeanor. She had a quiet strength and dignity to her that at its very core was selfless and generous; allowing those closest to her to grow and flourish through her benevolent example.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1PM in the Crossroads United Methodist Church (43454 Crossroads Drive., Ashburn, VA 20147; reception to follow.
The family has requested that memorial contributions in Mrs. Steele's name be made to the Friends of Loudoun Animal Society (www.friendsofloudounanimals.org) or to the Loudoun Library (www.mightycause.com/story/Phh3eg). Financial donations are payable to LLF, Inc., and mailed to: LLF, P.O. Box 104, Leesburg, VA 20178.
Friends of Loudoun Animal Society