NILES - Betty J. Steim, 86, died at 1:21 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Kittanning, Pa., the daughter of Jennie Steffy, and moved to the Niles area in 1952.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Welca Women's Group at church, and the Rebekah Lodge of Niles and Mineral Ridge. She was an avid reader.
In her later years the companionship of her friend Richard DeFabio, her neighbors Todd and Jodi Markovich, and her caregivers brightened her days.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Steim, whom she married on July 10, 1948, and who died on Feb. 6, 2012; and her brother Earl Gibson.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Niles.
Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church 56 N. Chestnut Street, Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements were made by Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 126 W. Park Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446. Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to view this tribute and send condolences.