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Alice L. Steis

June 30, 2023


Alice Nielson Steis, 96 years old, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2023 at her home, surrounded by family.

Born June 12, 1927 to the late Walter and Margaret Nielson at their home in Johnsonburg PA, she graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1945, where she was class president and head cheerleader.

Employed in the office of Pure Carbon Company where she met the love of her life, Harry (Hal) Steis who had recently returned home from the Navy. Married in 1949 in Johnsonburg Methodist Church, they were married for 62 years until Hal's passing. Hal built a home on Taft Road in 1952, the first home on that road, were they raised their five children.

Active in her local Methodist Church, she held many different offices including financial secretary for over 50 years. With the help of her church family, she collected and delivered thousands of stuffed animals to a summer camp near Eldrid for inner city young children over a period of 14 years. She also shopped for Elk Haven residents until Covid and as she put it " I enjoyed shopping for the old people." Many people may remember her as the hostess for the local merchants' Welcome Wagon program for new residents during the 1960s and 70s.

Alice is preceded in death by sisters Dorothy and Jean; three brothers, Walter, Robert, and Donald Neilson, granddaughter, Abby Horchen, and grandson, Ryan Steis.

She is survived by three daughters; Janet (Ron) Fiele, Sharon (Michael) Herzing, Laura (James) Horchen; two sons, Dr. Ronald (fiancée Angela) Steis, Roger (Doreen) Steis; nine grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Alice L. Steis will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the St. Marys  Methodist Church, 140 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, Pa 15857. 

Memorials Contributions mav be made to the St. Marys Methodist Church.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, PA  15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Memorial Service
July 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Marys Methodist Church
140 N. St. Marys Street
Saint Marys, PA 15857


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