Muriel E. Casper, 81, formally of Derry NH, passed away Friday July 24, 2020 at Derry Health and Rehab of Derry, NH, after a period of declining health. Muriel was born in Arlington, MA and was a daughter of the late Seymour and S. Evelyn (Rugg) Steeves. She was raised and educated in Arlington and had been a resident of Derry for 13 years
Muriel was employed as the Library Administrator at Phillips Andover Academy. Muriel was very active with her Church and loved singing in the choir. She participated in several ministries, her favorite being the Nursery. Muriel loved to watch sports but especially loved college and professional football. Any given Sunday she’d be in her chair, with her jersey on, cheering for her favorite teams. Muriel loved her family the most. She spent the majority of her time loving, supporting and caring for all. She loved lunches with friends. Muriel had a giving nature and took very little for herself. A loving Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. She was a caring and faithful friend and blessed the lives of everyone who knew her.
Family members include Daughters: Lois (Casper) Shaffer, Esther (Casper) Elliott and her husband Thomas Elliott. Grandchildren: Christina (Pelletier) Wagley and her husband Eric Wagley, Rae (Bardsley) Vondersonne, Joseph Pelletier IV, Richard Pelletier and his wife Jennifer (Meskell) Pelletier, Crystal (Bardsley) Rozek and her husband Michael Rozek, Alise Elliott, Robert Bardsley III and his wife Jamie (Dobbs) Bardsley, Annie Elizabeth Bardsley (predeceased), Halie Elliott, Chase Elliott. Great Grandchildren: Alexa Pelletier, Hannah Wagley, Lola Krasko, Lucas Krasko, Mickey Rozek, Fox Rozek, Jailyn Pelletier. Brothers: Rev. Seymour Steeves (predeceased) and his wife Betty Ann Steeves (predeceased) Ronald Steeves and his wife Roberta Steeves (predeceased) Harold Steeves (predeceased) and his wife Ethel Steeves, Robert Steeves and his wife Nancy Steeves (predeceased). Nieces: Susan, Patricia, Deborah, Karen, Cynthia and Diana. Nephews: John and James.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday July 24, 2021 from 2 - 3 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry with a service to follow at 3:00 pm. Unless State of NH guidelines change, all guests are required to wear masks, minimize contact and maintain social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.