Margaret ‘Aileen’ Steelman

Published 10:50 am Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Margaret “Aileen” Steelman, 78, of Lone Hickory, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023.

She was born in Davie County on April 15, 1944 to Daniel Boone Steelman and Elizabeth Gillean Steelman. Aileen was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and went on several mission trips to Africa. She was a teacher and coach at Davie County High School and Courtney Elementary School, and retired after more than 30 years of teaching. While teaching was her main job, she worked hard priming tobacco when she wasn’t teaching. Aileen had a passion for sports and was a very good athlete. In addition to teaching for many years, she also coached many teams. Aileen had a sincere passion for coaching and enjoyed it very much. Even after retiring, she always enjoyed going to ball games to watch children play the sports that she so loved. She influenced so many people throughout her life with her fun spirit and kind nature. Aileen played for the Silver Spirits Senior Women’s Basketball team. She was a founding member of Lone Hickory Recreation and she served as a board member of the YMCA for many years. Aileen started the Yadkinville Farmers Market, where she enjoyed selling her produce. She was an excellent gardener and enjoyed caring for her produce and flowers. Aileen enjoyed making baskets and even teaching others how to make them.

All who had the special privilege to know her, will miss her very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a brother, Jimmy Steelman.

She is survived by: her brother, Jackie (Gail) Steelman; sister-in-law, Dorothy Steelman; nieces and nephews, Dana (Chris) Renegar, Michael (Mia) Steelman, Tonya (Kevin) Baity, and Jason Steelman; great-nieces and nephews, Lea (Dustin) Renegar, Bryan (Lauren) Renegar, Megan (Ryan) Matthews, Hunter (Sara) Hutchens, Madison Baity, Laiken Baity, and Brianna Steelman; and great-great-nieces and nephews, Garrett Renegar, Remi Renegar, River Renegar, and Ellie Hutchens.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 9 at Sandy Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Hauser and Rev. David Kiser officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie-in-state from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.

Memorials may be made to: Impact Yadkin/Magnify Ministries, 1336 Lone Hickory Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055; or a charity of your choice.

Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Steelman family. Online condolences may be made at: