SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 16, 2012

Mary E. Steedman, 87


Palm Coast, Fla. — Mary E. (Warren) Steedman, of Palm Coast Fla., formerly of Beverly, entered into eternal rest on November 2, 2012, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her family was by her side. Mary was the wife of the late Lawrence B. Steedman Jr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody, On February 25, 1925 she was the daughter of the late William E. and Hattie B. (Shepard) Warren. Mrs. Steedman attended Peabody schools and graduated from Peabody High School, with the Class of 1942. After graduation she was employed at Salem Hospital where as a high school student she did volunteer work. Soon after graduating she found employment at the United Shoe Machinery Corp. working in the A-3 Mail Room. She continued working there until her marriage in December of 1943, when she left to become a homemaker.

Mrs. Steedman learned to sew as a young girl and grew to love it as a hobby. She took this love of craft and turned it into a vocation. She worked for private dance studios making ballet and dance costumes. Mrs. Steedman also worked as a seamstress throughout the North Shore and most recently at the Rantoul Tailor Shop.

Mrs. Steedman was a charter member of the Lake Shore Park Association of Gilford, N.H., and enjoyed her summers “At The Lake”.

Mrs. Steedman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, Fla., and a long-standing member of the First Baptist Church of Beverly. She was also a member of the Mae Patten Class of the First Baptist Church in Beverly.

Mrs. Steedman is survived by her sons, David B. Sr. and Beth of Salem, Robert A. and, Cheryl of Portsmouth N.H., and Paul E. of Hollywood Fla. She was predeceased by her son, John Scot in 1969.

Mrs. Steedman also leaves five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private service to celebrate Mrs. Steedman’s life was held in the Chapel at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home in Flagler Beach, Fla., on November 5. Rev. Dennis Littleton from the First Baptist Church in Palm Coast officiated. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park on November 12, 2012. The burial was private and officiated by the Rev. Julie Flowers, of the First Baptist Church in Beverly and arranged by the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Donations in Mrs. Steedman’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in Beverly Ma 01915, or the First Baptist Church in Palm Coast Fl. 32137. Information and online condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.