The Canal Winchester Times

Frances S. Steube

Services held April 16 for city resident, public servant

Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, for Frances S. Steube, longtime Canal Winchester resident and public servant, and the woman for whom the city's community center is named.

Interment with military honors was held at Carroll Cemetery.

Steube, 91, died April 11 at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

She served as a council member for more than 20 years while Canal Winchester was still a village and is also credited with helping to start the Landmarks Commission and the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society.

Steube was a 1940 graduate of Groveport Madison High School. After earning her bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio State University, she spent two years in the Marine Corps Women's Reserves, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., during World War II.

After that, she taught school for more than 30 years in the Mechanicsburg, Groveport Madison and Canal Winchester school districts.

In 1992, she collaborated with Lillian Carroll to write Canal Winchester, Ohio: the Second Ninety Years.

Steube was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Groveport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents Ralph and Ruth Stir; her siblings Burdell (George) Coon, Margaret (Jim) White, Clara (Harvey) Spence and Ralph Stir Jr.

Survivors include her son, Philip; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; grandchildren, Tyler, Curtis and Angela; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Steube Scholar Fund, care of David Lutheran Church, 300 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110.

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