"Bonnie" Steele is the daughter of Catharine Kitty
McColgan and Richard Steele and the granddaughter of Mary Jane
Tinneny of Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia. She was
born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas and completed a
degree in Nursing at the University of Arkansas.
Following graduation in 1982, she worked as a labor and
delivery nurse at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rogers Arkansas and
later as a home health nurse then as an emergency room nurse
at the Bates Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas a
position she still served in as of 2002.