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Helen R. (Schott) Steer

October 8, 1928 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Helen Steer Obituary

Wharton: Helen Schott Steer, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, with her daughters at her bedside. She was the eighth daughter of Lillian and Arthur Schott (all predeceased) followed by her only brother Arthur Schott of Succasunna, NJ.  She was born in Flanders, New Jersey, living there until moving to Wharton in 1954. 

Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo, oldest son Randy, and daughter, Robin. She is survived by her son Terry (Ruth deceased) of Bexley, Ohio and their son Scott of Ohio; daughters Ellen of Wharton, Susan and her husband John of Ogdensburg, NJ.  She was blessed with a granddaughter, Kim, great-grandchildren Tiffany (James), Thomas and Jacqueline and their children, her great-great-grandchildren, Hayden, Ann, Alex and Autumn; as well as her extended family of nieces, nephews and their families.

Helen was a school bus driver for Roxbury Township for over twenty years, retiring in 1994.  Her hobbies included sewing and reading.  She enjoyed company and didn’t mind anyone just dropping in for a visit.  She was a hugger and was known for giving the best hugs.  Many family friends thought of her as their second mom.  She had a good sense of humor and always liked to startle people by saying “I was 'shot' once”, referring to her maiden name.

She was an active member of the Wharton Presbyterian Church and later the United Community Church of Wharton. She served the church community as a deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher.  She was an active member of the fellowship committee often hosting fellowship hour after church services.  She worked tirelessly on sewing crafts for the church’s annual bazaar, helped with making pasties, church dinners and strawberry festival events.  She was always willing to lend a hand no matter what the task or chore and she always did it with a smile.

In her later years she struggled with Alzheimer’s and her final year was a challenge due to complications of a stroke, but she seemed to enjoy life in its moments, reading, watching closed caption TV and movies, and especially bantering with her occupational and physical therapists.

She will be dearly missed.  We hope to have a memorial service sometime in 2024. 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her memory to the Wharton United Community Church, 20 Church Street, Wharton, NJ 07885.

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Family to do services at later date

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Wharton United Community Church at St. John's
20 Church Street, Wharton NJ 07885
Web: http://www.whartonucc.org

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