Paula Jane Steakley, 63, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013.  

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South in Abilene, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. The family received friends at a visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Paula was born Dec. 12, 1949, to Roy and Helen Schat of Oklahoma. She was born in Brownwood, Texas and lived most of her life in Abilene, Texas. Family was her life; Paula was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She touched everyone she came across. She was an inspiration to her family and friends by her selfless giving spirit. Paula enjoyed decorating, cooking, painting and gardening. She will be greatly missed by all and forever live in our hearts. 

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Helen Schat.

Paula is survived by her husband, Howard Steakley; daughters, Andrea Steakley, Stacy Riley and her husband Cade Riley; granddaughter, Avery Steakley; grandsons, Ashton Warden, Crew and Cam Riley; and brother, Billy and his wife Stephanie Schat. 

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