Steffie F. Horn

April 4, 1919 - April 7, 2018

04/04/1919 - 04/07/2018

Past Services

Tuesday April 10, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Tuesday April 10, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Tuesday April 10, 2018
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Steffie Horn, 99, born and lived in Benwood, WV, died April 7, 2018.
Steffie (Stefania) Horn, was preceded in death by her parents, Emery and Mary Masaryk Horn, 2 brothers, Joseph and Robert, a sister, Mary Helen, a niece, Linda Horn Gantzer, and her lifelong friend, Dorothy Laipple of Bridgeport, OH.
She is survived by her nephew, Robert (Lee) Horn, of New Martinsville, WV, great nephews, Chris (Coty) Horn of Wheeling, Charles (Kacey) Gantzer of St. Clairsville, OH, and Thomas (Jill) Gantzer of Sherrard, a great niece, Adrienne (Jeremy) DeRicco of State College, PA, and great great nephews, Sullivan Horn, Maximus DeRicco and great great nieces, Amelia and Adeline Gantzer.
Steffie retired from Wheeling Stamping in Warwood, WV. She was a world class traveler, having visited Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Greece, Australia, Bermuda, Bahamas, Hawaii and all the provinces of Canada. She attended several World’s Fairs which included the 1962 Seattle Space Needle dedication.
Steffie had a sharp memory and often spoke of her life experiences; opening day of the Bellaire Toll Bridge in 1926, enjoying a bratwurst dinner in a restaurant overlooking the Swiss Alps and sneaking off from the tour group with her best friend Dorothy to try some local Italian foods in Rome.
Steffie loved her two rescue cats, Miss Kitty and Casey. She enjoyed her poppy garden, sitting on her front porch and watching professional golf on TV.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 11:00am until time of services at 2:00pm with Rev. Arul Anthony officiating, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Private entombment at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to extend special recognition and thanks to Janet Huggins, who was a loving friend and caregiver of Steffie’s for many years and her Benwood neighbors for always keeping a close eye on her.
Special thanks to Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Valley Hospice for the amazing care she received over the past month.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Marshall County Animal Shelter.
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Mary Ratliff
5 years ago

Steffi watched me grow up I always sit on the porch with her she was a wonderful lady she will be sadly missed rest in peace Stephanie

Kacey Gantzer
5 years ago

Aunt Steffie was one of a kind. At 97 years old she came to our wedding (of her great nephew) and told me how much she loved Michael Jackson. We are so happy she got to spend this Christmas with her great great nieces and nephews. You will be missed and remembered. Love always the Ganzter’s (Chuckie, Kacey, Adaline, and Amelia)

Cynthia Staskey
5 years ago

I have soo many memories of Steffie!! She was my Great Aunt because she and my Aunt Dot were friends forever. She knew all of us since we were babies. My Mom just passed away 6 mos ago and Stef wanted to come so my girlfriend Nancy took her to the service and we made sure to include her at the graveside service also. She and I had wonderful phone and in person visits. We were Family!! She was soo sweet to all of us kids ,generation after generation. The world is a less sweet place now that she has left. I know how sweet her greeting was!!! Much Love, Cynthia L Staskey