Martha Jane “Janie” Steen, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy and Lester Slupe born March 31, 1931 in Findlay, Ohio.
Janie graduated from Arcadia High School in 1949. On June 1, 1950 she met her future mate, James Steen, at a county youth organization and on January 1, 1951 they were married. They lived on a farm south of Vanlue and they worked side by side getting the work done. After his death, June 23, 1977, she maintained the farms with the help of neighbors farming the land. From there, she got interested in craft work and started making items to sell. Janie continued to sell at various shows and county fairs for about 45 years. She was active in the church work at United Methodist Church of Mt. Blanchard. She served as President of United Methodist Women for several years and a Delegate to West Ohio Conference at Lake Side for 15 years, singing in the choir and many other activities.
Janie is survived by her children, David (Janet) Steen of McComb, OH, Julie (Terry Cole) Steen of Kissimmee, FL, and Jerry (Tina) Steen of Liberty Center, OH. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; 7 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. After the passing of her husband, she had a companion, Arthur McDaniel. After 33 years of great friendship, he passed away August 11, 2012.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a time of visitation on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). Visitation will continue on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St., Mt. Blanchard, OH 45867 where funeral services will be held following the visitation at 11a.m. Pastor Brett Kelly will officiate. Interment will follow in Zion Bloom Cemetery. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Janie’s honor can be made to the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice Center.