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Autumn Mae Steele

January 6, 2015

     Autumn Mae Steele, 34, of Burlington, Iowa, died on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at her home. Born on February 28, 1980 in Columbus, Georgia, she was the daughter of Ronald Dean Waters Sr. and Gina Klinner. She married Gabriel C. Steele on September 12, 2011 in Columbus, Georgia.

     Autumn’s family grew up near Fort Benning, Georgia, where she loved to play outside and ride four wheelers. She was an honor student in high school and drum major. She enjoyed listening to music, the night sky, dancing – especially with her children, hiking, garage sales and thrift stores. She also enjoyed helping her mother find bargains and items for her mother’s antique store.

     Autumn was a dental technician and enjoyed her work very much. She was very photogenic and enjoyed dressing up for an evening out. She had a beautiful smile that attracted Gabriel to her and her inner beauty matched her outer beauty. She was a devoted wife, mother and sister. She was a family caretaker and lived for her children.

     She is survived by her husband, Gabriel; two sons, Gunner Steele and Kai Schoff, both at home; one step-son, Devin Steele at home; one brother, Ronald Waters Jr. of Columbus, Georgia; one sister, Kaci Colbert; her mother and step father, Gina (Mark) Colbert of Columbus, Georgia; her father, Ronald Waters Sr. of Missouri; her maternal grandmother, Betty Jean Giles Klinner, of Clanton, Alabama; three nephews; aunts and uncles.

     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Lt. Colonel Enzo F. Klinner Jr.; paternal grandfather, Alfred Soapy B. Waters; paternal grandmother, Madeline Cora Graves Waters.

      Funeral services for Autumn Steele will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Prugh’s Chapel, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Jeremy Hess will officiate.

     Following the funeral service in Burlington, Iowa, arrangements have been made for a funeral service in Clanton, Alabama. That service will be held on January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m at Ellison Memorial Funeral Home, Clanton, Alabama. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Interment will be beside her grandfather in Martin Memorial Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama. A memorial has been established in memory of Autumn Steele. Condolences may be left at

 Service Information

Funeral Service
January 13, 2015

4:00 PM

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