November 27th, 1924 - July 16th, 2020
Jane A. Steger, R.N., age 95 of Hamilton, passed away from natural causes at Bradford Place on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Jane was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 27, 1924 to Dr. Carl and Helen (nee Behmer) Anderson. Jane graduated from St. Francis Nursing School in 1945 and acquired her initial medical experience at the University Hospital in Columbus (where she met her future husband, Alvin) and at the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. Jane subsequently worked in the Butler County Welfare Clinic and later became head personnel nurse of Mercy Hospital in Hamilton. Jane positively touched the lives of thousands of people who remember her effervescent personality, her medical knowledge, and her calm demeanor in serious situations. Jane retired from Mercy in December 1985 after having been a nurse for 41 years.
In 1948 Jane married Alvin B. Steger who was an industrial sales engineer. Jane participated in her community through the Mercy Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, LaSertoma, and St. Peters Catholic Church. An expert knitter, Jane made cozy garments that are still being worn by family members and friends. Jane had a profound influence on members of her family. For example, a front-page article in the Hamilton Journal News, "Medicine, Just What the Family Ordered," describes how Jane influenced her granddaughter, Amy, to become a physician. In Jane’s honor many family members now bear the first or middle name of Jane. Jane is fondly remembered for surprising people with homemade cookies wherever she went, dressing with style, and doing the Easter Time Dance in her living room. After retirement, Jane was a routine swimmer at the YMCA, and she took pride in having a healthy diet.
Jane is survived by her children, Susan Jane Farmer (Paul) of Inverness, Illinois and Tom Steger (Debra) of Oxford, Ohio; grandchildren Dr. Amy Jane Derick (Michael), Bradley Farmer (Carrie), and Lilly Jane Steger; and great grandchildren, Maddy and Chloe Jane Farmer and Charlie, Henry, and Jane Derick. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Robert; her sister, Mary; a nephew, Hal; a niece, Lois; and two precious dachshunds, Heidi and Mimi.
Jane always liked the "walk in sunshine" ending to obituaries: May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter In Chains Catholic Church, 382 Liberty Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013 on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 31st, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to McAuley Convent Sisters of Mercy, 1768 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224. Condolences may be left at browndawsonflick.com.
|I remember Jane from my nursing years at Mercy. I never saw her 'not smiling'. She was a delight.|
Jill Fisher Krehbiel
|I am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. She and my mother, Mary Fisher, worked together in the Mercy Clinic. So, I have known Jane for about 60 years. In the 1980s , I had the privilege of working with her at Mercy Hospital. And then in 2013, my husband and I bought Jane's house on Millville Avenue. I feel honored to have known this AMAZING lady. God Bless you all.|
Joanne Piraino Wallisch
|Susan, I was sorry to read about your mom's passing. I have fond memories of her when we were young. You should be proud of the fact that she worked so hard in the Butler County Welfare Clinic and Mercy Hospital. My sister volunteered one summer at the clinic with your mom. Sending thoughts your way.|
|"Nurse Jane" worked in the office next to the Personnel Department at Mercy. I remember her from when I would stop in the office to see my Dad, Jack Haney. She was always so nice. Then, at the age of 16, I got a job in the Dietary Department and had Nurse Jane took care of the TB test and all the other items one needed to work at Mercy. She was a wonderful person. I would see her and Al at the Knights of Columbus Hall. If she is not in Heaven, none of us has a chance.|