Nancy W. Steele, 76

Nancy W. Steele, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., on Aug. 25, 1942, daughter of the late George W. Wingate Sr. and Harriett E. (Murray) Wingate. She graduated from Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View, Del.

Steele had a successful career as a Realtor for 38 years, with Crowley Associates in Bethany Beach, Del., before her retirement in 2015. She loved her career and the relationships she built through her profession. Steele’s world also revolved around her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed time spent with her family. She also enjoyed camping and taking trips to Disney, and was a Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

Steele is survived by her three children in Frankford, Brice Allen Steele Jr. and his wife, Jackie, Beth Ann Steele-Kahler and her husband, Chris, and Betsey Parrett and her husband, Rick; two sisters, Ruth Ann Marvel of Dagsboro, and Virginia Rickards and her husband, Allan, of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers in Dagsboro, George Wingate Jr. and his wife, Lois, and David Wingate and his wife, Susan; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del., where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice; 20165 Office Cir.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at