TOWANDA-Albert, Misty Lea 42, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at home in Towanda, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Wilbur Wiens Community Center, 315 Main St., Towanda, KS, with graveside service to directly follow the visitation at the Towanda Cemetery, Towanda, KS. Misty was born in Alamogordo, NM on March 11, 1974, to Patricia (Brush) and John Steinbacher, of O'Fallon, MO. She had been a para educator at Levy Education Center in Wichita. On June 7, 2014, she married Brian Albert at the Wilbur Wiens Community Center in Towanda; he survives her. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by: sons, Brett Gile of Emporia, and Leo James Albert of the home; stepson, Wyatt Albert of Bedford, TX; daughter, Andrea Gile of Wichita; brothers, Wayland Fort of Lansing, KS, Robert Fort of El Dorado, and Benjamin Walden of Wichita; sisters, Judy Allen, of El Dorado, Nancy Allen, of Augusta, Jeanette Brooks of Pahrump, NV, and Lara Steinbacher of Las Vegas, NV; grandparents, Fredrick "Jim" and Barbara Brush of Towanda; father and mother-in-law, Leonard and Suzie Albert of Towanda; brother-in-law, Bob (Renea) Albert of El Dorado; sister-in-law, Bridget (Bill) Thomas of Towanda; 9 nephews; 5 nieces; 1 great-niece; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial donations to Cancer Research Fund, Kansas State University Foundation, P.O. Box 9200, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1800.
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