Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Steele

Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Steele


Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Steele, 70, of Green Grove, formerly of Shibley’s Point community, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, August 14, 2023 at Northeast Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and dear friends.

Vicky was born on July 20, 1953 in Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, to Elmer Pearl Sharp and Peggy (Gochnauer) Sharp.

Vicky graduated second in the class of 1971, Novinger R-1. She worked as a teacher’s aid at Novinger grade school, a few years at Grim Smith Hospital, then at Standard Register for over 30 years until it closed. She then worked her dream job at Kirksville Small Animal Hospital for several years as a vet tech. The last few years she worked for Dr. Lisa Doak and family in Milan, bookkeeping for their ranch.

On May 14, 1994, Vicky was united in marriage to Ralph Steele at the Yarrow
Christian Church.

Vicky loved the Lord, was saved and baptized at a young age. She was a wonderful singer and enjoyed the years of playing music with family and friends and especially singing and playing old time country and bluegrass music with her Dad. She LOVED the years of attending Bluegrass festivals all over Missouri, Iowa and Illinois and especially attending Sunday morning gospel time sitting on the front row with Daddy. She enjoyed raising cattle and living the farm life, as well as devoting most of her life to helping her family and treating all children as her own.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Jackie Sue and sister Kitty Pope, brother in laws John Smith, Jerry Steele, and sister in law Wilda Steele.

Vicky is survived by her husband Ralph Steele, daughter Dawn(Matt) Steele and special great niece Bailey (Caleb)Wright, sister Sandra Sharp, Sister-in-law Marieta (John) Allen and Zelda Smith, nephews Shane (Michelle) Pope, Louis Pope, niece, Charity (Frank) Stewart, nieces and nephews, Alice, Kevin, and Jake Phelps, nieces Denise, Carla (Gary) Mayer, children Ashley and Megan, nieces Reagan Hartenberger; nephew J.C. Steele and family; great nephews Anthony (Rachael) Pope, James Connelly, Kail and Cody Shrouf, and mother Julia Connelly; great nieces and nephews, Chelsea, Meagan, Brie, Aaliyah, and Keegan Stewart, Raven Pope, great great nieces\nephews: Amarah Connelly and her mother Desiree Hilderman, Legend Karigan, Stacia Wright, Kole, Levi, Kinzlee and Addie Pope.

A visitation will be held at Travis Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO on Friday August 18th, 2023 at 1:00 pm with services to follow at 2:00 pm. It was Vicky’s wishes to have her ashes spread at the farm.

Music to include: By The Mark by Daily & Vincent and There is a Record Book by Rhonda Vincent.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Anthony Pope, Caleb Wright, Kevin Lewis, Rick Lewis, Rick Entwistle, Jake Phelps and Shane Pope.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Vicky may be made to Cox Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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