Lester E. Steele, 87, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg, died Monday. He was born in New Enterprise, son of James and Catherine Steele. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; daughters: Sherry Snoke, Patricia Scott, Cindy Krill and Mitzi Heaton; seven grandchildren; and sisters: Eleanor Ebersole and Willa Shaffer. He was preceded in death by five siblings. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Homewood Chapel, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the church. Arrangements are by S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury.