Melvin Carl and Mary Lou Ferrick Steele

September 30, 2017


Past Services

Tuesday October 03, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Wednesday October 04, 2017
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions

Melvin Carl Steele 77, and his wife Mary Lou Ferrick Steele, 76, of Bellaire, OH, died Saturday September 30, 2017 at home.

Melvin was born May 24, 1940 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late William M. and Anna R. Regonis Steele.

He was retired from HLC Trucking, Shadyside, OH, a member of American Legion Post #77 Neffs, OH, VFW Post # 626 of Bellaire, OH and was An Army Veteran.

Mary Lou was born January 14, 1941 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Benjamin and Louise Goldie Larinore Ferrick.

Mary Lou was retired from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Noble Correctional Institution and was a member of Rock Hill Presbyterian Church Bellaire, Ohio.

Melvin and Mary Lou were preceded in death by their son, William Michael “Billy” Steele. Melvin’s brother, Kenneth Steele and sister, Lula Soderlund, and Mary Lou’s Sister, Judy Ferrick.

They are survived by three sons, Jeffrey (Pam) Steele of Shadyside, OH, Gregory (Kristen) Steele of Bellaire, OH and James “J.J. (Angela) Steele of New Martinsville WV. 4 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Melvin’s brother, George (Mary Ann) Steele of Jacksonville, FL and sisters, Shirley Esposito, Nancy (Pat) Tedeschi, and Sarah (Chuck) Horn all of Bellaire, OH, as well as Mary Lou’s sister Pat Ferrick of Bellaire, OH.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday with Reverend David Demarest officiating.

Burial follows in Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery, St Clairsville, OH.

Military graveside honors for Melvin will be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Michael Skolnik
5 years ago

JJ, you and your family are in my thoughts. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl D.
5 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Melvin and Mary’s family and friends. May you each be comforted by the promises of Almighty God regarding his earth and mankind. In the near future, everything that causes us pain, suffering, and sorrow will be done away with. Please read this from Gods written word, the Bible, Acts 24:15, Isaiah 25:8, Isaiah 33:24. I hope these verses will be comforting for all of you.

Linda Link
5 years ago

Prayers for you and your family, Pat, at this difficult time

Virginia Davis
5 years ago

Jeff and Pam You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father and mother

Dave Garloch
5 years ago

I am so sorry…..
My deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Tom & Vicky Krupnik
5 years ago

Greg & Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Thomas Orzolek and family
5 years ago

Deep condolences to Coach Steele and his family. So sorry for this tragedy…

Sue Junkins
5 years ago

I remember Mary Lou when she was a classmate of mine at Central School in Shadyside. Went to her birthday party when we were classmates. I think she moved to Bellaire shortly after sixth grade? Always a nice girl with a big smile. So sorry for your loss. Sue Junkins, Shadyside, Ohio

Dave Feller
5 years ago

Greg & Jeff , I’m sorry to hear the loss of both Parents !! May God give you strength during this Extremely difficult time !! God Bless !

Sandy Trigg Tarbet
5 years ago

My sincere condolences to Melvin and Mary Lou’s family. I had the pleasure of working and knowing Mary Lou; she was a great lady. MAY THEY RIP