Marie Copeland Steelman, 88, passed away Saturday (Aug. 10, 2019) at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville. She was the daughter of the late Jessie Mac Evans and Jesse Frank Copeland. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Jan (H.M.) Beasley; her brothers, Leon (Mary) Copeland and Frank “Pat” (Shirley) Copeland; and her dear grandchildren, Will Mack and Vanessa Marie Mack-LaPaglia. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 71 years, William T. “Bill” Steelman; her daughter, Susan (Gerald) Mack; her son, Edward (Brenda) Steelman,; her son, James “Jim” (Patti) Steelman; her grandchildren, Johnathan Steelman, Bri (Joel) Landenberger and Robin (Eric) Sowder; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Freda (Maurice) Allyn; her brother, Robert “Bob” (Marie) Copeland; her sister-in-law, Katherine (J.D.) Mullins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be especially missed by her dear friend since childhood in Flintville, Betty Cunningham. Marie loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for many years and retired from Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She liked to cook, sew, garden, read and travel. She and her husband traveled extensively and visited all 50 states, Canada and Ireland. For 25 years, she and Bill led the seniors group at Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Brentwood, and took the group on many fun trips across the country. Visitation will be on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 until 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Jean and the Rev. Kip Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery in Lincoln County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. All arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

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