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Helen Steeley

The campus community mourns the passing of Helen Steeley, who died on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Helen retired in 1989 after 19 years of service as a custodial section supervisor.

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On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Helen’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell.

Helen L. Steeley, 94, of 30 North Third St., Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2021, at her home.

A native of Montgomery, she was born April 18, 1927, a daughter of the late William P. and Margaret (LaForme) Sealy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L Steeley, in 1972 after 24 years of marriage.

Helen was a graduate of the Montgomery Area High School.

Helen was supervisor of custodians at Bucknell University from 1970-1989. Earlier in life she worked for 13 years at Rochelle Furniture Factory in Montgomery.

Helen was a member of the Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg since 1961. She enjoyed cooking and baking, senior citizens’ bus trips, and was a former member of the Rambler’s Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are a grandson, Bradley Ramos; nieces and nephews, Jean Miller, William Bennett, Dale (Judy McCarty) Bennett, Donna (Sam) Hoover, Deb (Mark) Kennedy; numerous great, and great great nieces and nephews.

Also surviving is the lifelong extended family of Mark, Tracy, and John Hanlin.

She was preceded in death by a son, David, in 1992.

A service was held on Monday, Dec. 27 at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Ricky Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg.

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