Lele Mae Steele Dudley

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Lela Mae Steele Dudley, 93, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center.

Lela Dudley
Lela Mae Steele Dudley

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg, with Brother Charles Brant officiating. Pallbearers will be Lela Mae’s grandsons.
Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Deepwater, Mo., the daughter of Tom and Pearl Steele. She was a lifelong resident of Warrensburg.
Lela Mae was a very caring Christian woman, who loved the Lord and lived a godly life, sharing her love with everyone she met. She was a nurse for over 40 years in Warrensburg, Holden, Mo., and Whiteman Air Force Base. Lela Mae was a longtime member of Harmony Baptist Church. She always had many stories to share with all of her children.
Survivors include sons Jim and his wife, Lavina Dudley; Bruce and his wife, Judy Thomson; and daughters Nancy and  husband, Dude Severns; Kitty and husband, Jim Brant; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild, one sister, one brother and many nieces and nephews.
Lela Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; two sons, Blackie and Ken; four sisters and one brother.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice or Harmony Baptist Church, and both can be left in care of the funeral home.