Delphene Marie (Steele) Bright

July 19, 1935 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 86)


Delphene Marie Bright age 86 of Ashland, passed away on January 9, 2022 at Ohio Health Mansfield.

Born in Ashland on July 19, 1935 the daughter of Dudley D. and Laverna E. (Finley) Steele she was an Ashland County resident all of her life. Delphene attended the Perrysville School. On December 13, 1952 she was married to Bruce Bright Sr. who preceded her in death on April 18, 2005.

Survivors include three children; Brenda (Terry) Lane of Ashland, Susan (Ron) Gordon of Ashland and Bruce (Skip) Bright Jr. of Jeromesville. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Karen, Cindy, George, Chris, Ryan, Brandi, Austin and Dominique. She is also survived by two sisters, Janice Kline of Butler, Ohio and Laverna Kerestes of Mansfield.

In addition to her husband Bruce she is preceded in death by four siblings; Wanda Hootman, Margie Brokaw, Arlene Kline and Dudley “Sonny” Steele. She is also preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Bright was the Co-Owner of Bright’s Nursery from 1952 till 2005. The nursery was a very important part of her life. She loved flowers and being outside. She also enjoyed collecting Rooster’s, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

A celebration of Delphene’s life will be held on Saturday March 19,2022 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Michael Lutheran Church (in Mifflin), 26 Maine Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 with Pastor Jean Coleman officiating.

Donations in Mrs. Bright’s name may be given to the Humane Society of Ashland County, 1710 Garfield Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

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Celebration of Life
March 19, 2022

9:30 AM
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
26 Maine St.
Mifflin, Ohio

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