Belva Steiner, age 92

Belva Steiner was born Sept. 1, 1928, in DuBois, the daughter of William and Edna Marie (Jackson) Crawford.

She married Joseph W. Steiner Jr. March 19, 1950, at United Brethren Church in DuBois.

Joe Steiner died Feb. 29, 2012.

Joe and Belva formerly lived in Sabetha, Kan., Rapid City, S.D. and Boone, Iowa, before moving to Nebraska City in 1961.

Belva went through three years of nurses training beginning in 1946 at St. Anthony Murdock Memorial Hospital, now known as Sabetha Community Hospital, in Sabetha, Kan., and graduated in 1949.

She loved the training that she had received.

She spent the last 16 years of her nursing career working at Ambassador Health of Nebraska City before retiring.  

Joe and Belva lived at 1200 10th Ave., in Nebraska City for forty years and raised four sons while operating Steiner’s Hobby and Toy Center on Central Ave., for twenty-five years.

Survivors include her sons Wayne Steiner and his wife Kathryn of Parker, Colo.; Dean Steiner and his wife Patricia of Omaha; Neil Steiner of Lincoln; and Michael Steiner and his wife Lori of Maryville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jarod Steiner, Katie Olsen and her husband Max, Danny Steiner and his wife Samantha and David Steiner; one great-grandchild, Max Steiner and a soon to arrive great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Charles, Jack, Harry, and Ralph, and three sisters, Dorothy, Donna, and Lola.  

Belva died Jan. 20, 2021 at Bergan Mercy Hospital, in Omaha at the age of 92 years, 4 months, and 19 days.

Visitations were to be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City.  The family was  not to be present and social distancing and CDC guidelines were to be followed.

Private family graveside services were to be Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on January 21, 2021