Nina C. Steckel

September 8, 1907 - February 14, 2005

09/08/1907 - 02/14/2005

STECKEL, Nina Catherine Gooding, 97, of Wheeling WV, died Monday, February 14, 2005 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling WV.
Born in Hampton County SC on September 8, 1907, Nina was the daughter of the late Jacob Franklin. and Luell Marie Tuten Gooding.
She received her B. S. degree from Winthrop College, Rock Hill , SC. in 1927. In Charlotte NC., on December 25, 1928 Nina married Edwin M. Steckel who later served as Excutive Director for Oglebay Institute and passed away in 1961.
Nina began her teaching career at Wheeling High School in 1956 and retired in 1973. She then resumed full time teaching at Belmont County Jr. Vocational High School until her second retirement in 1983.
Concurrent with her public school positions, Mrs Steckel taught at the Florence Crittenten Home from 1961 to 1969, and at West Liberty State College evening division later named WV Northern Community College on the adjunct faculty from 1969 to 1986.
Mrs. Steckel earned her M.S. degree in Education from WVU in 1969. In 1984, she affiliated herself with the staff of Oglebay Park, as an employee in Promotion and Guest Services, where she remained active until 1996.
During her years in the Wheeling/ Belmont community, Nina held various local memberships including First Presbyterian Church, DAR, Daughters of the Confederacy, Oglebay Institute, American Association of University Women, Oglebay and Evergreen Garden Club, and the Wheeling Country Club. She also served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Wheeling Country Day School, and as Secretary of the Wheeling Symphony Auxillary Society. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs Steckel is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Campbell of Naperville ILL and her son, Edwin M. Steckel Jr. of Naples FL; four grandchildren and three great grand children.
There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake PA.
Arrangements by the McCoy- Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44 15th Street Wheeling WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oglebay Park or Oglebay Institute. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Patricia Patsy Keller
8 years ago

Mom Julia Radigan told me today about Mrs. Steckel’s passing. Please accept my condolences.. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Steckel stopping by Grandmother and Grandpop’s house when I was visiting or of stopping by her home and seeing her out and about Oglebay – my second home. Also, of playing with Patsy’s daughter sorry, I forget your name when she too was in town. Mrs. Steckel’s memory lives on…

Patsy Radigan Keller

Fr. Fortune Frenoy, S.M. Chaplain
8 years ago

The Good Shepherd Home wishes to send condolences to the family and friends of Nina. May God bless them all and give them strength in this time of loss .

Fr. Fortune Frenoy, S.M.


Patti Hargleroad
8 years ago

To Nina’s Family: I think of her often. She and I spent alot of time together at Oglebay and doing FoL Tours. I’ve wanted to visit her for years, but husband John, who had visited her, said I would want to remember her as she was at the park, not at the nursing home. The photo in the paper was beautiful. Just that day I was cleaning out a drawer at home, and I found her old Tourguide Nametag – I kept it all these years to remember her and all her stories. She was a special lady. My prayers are with her and you all. Patti Hargleroad