Mary Ellen Steele, 93, of Pinedale, Wyoming, passed away at her home Monday morning Oct. 9, 2017. Mary Ellen was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Creston, Iowa, to George and Laura Bliss. She attended school in Mount Ayr, Iowa, where she played the clarinet and was part of the marching band and was an avid skier. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1941. After graduation she went to work for United Airlines for about five years until she met and married her sweetheart, Harry F. Steele.