Tessie K. B. Steelsmith, age 89, of East Hickory, Pa., died on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Titusville Area Hospital in Titusville, Pa. She was born December 13, 1923 in Warren, Pa., daughter of the late Henry L. and Vivian M. (Smith) Nelson.
Tessie enjoyed cooking, needle work including crocheting, and reading. She loved spending time with her family and being a homemaker. She was a member of the West Hickory United Methodist Church of West Hickory, Pa. On June 9, 1948 she married Lawrence B. Steelsmith who died on February 23, 1983.
Surviving is a son, Mark M. Steelsmith of East Hickory. A daughter, JoElla S. Wensel and her husband Larry of RD Titusville (Cherrytree). Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Tessie was preceded in death by a brother, Robert H. Nelson, and a sister, Marjorie Anthony.
Friends were received at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta, Pa. on Sunday from 68 pm. Funeral services will be conducted today, Monday, September 30, 2013, 11am at the funeral home with Rev. Larry R. Neal, pastor of the West Hickory United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial at Westview Cemetery in Starbrick, Warren, Pa.
Condolences may be sent by email to condolences@wimerfunera