Stenger, Nancy L.


Nancy L. Stenger, 72, of Finleyville, president of the Washington District United Methodist Women, died Monday, July 14, 2014, in Canonsburg Hospital. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Houston, where she served as liturgist and was active in United Methodist Women. Mrs. Stenger attended the UMW Assembly in St. Louis in April.

Born June 18, 1942, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Sam and Rose Testa Beton, Mrs. Stenger was a 1961 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. ?On February 12, 1965, she married Jesse D. Stenger, who survives.

For nearly 40 years, she and her husband lived in Covina, Calif., where she worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Stenger Shells, for 28 years. They returned to Washington County in 2000.

Also surviving are two brothers, William Beton and Dominick "Chub" Beton, both of Houston; a sister, Vickie Porter (John) of Eighty Four; a special niece, Nikki Hampson; a special nephew, Gar Burns; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are two sisters, Patricia Strohecker and Florence Santoni.

Friends were received at the Houston First UMC, Houston, on Wednesday, July 16 until the service at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Thomas Chacko officiating. Interment was to be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 East Beau Street, Eighty Four, PA 15330, or First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 East Pike Street, Houston, PA 15342.

Arrangements were by the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., in Houston, PA. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at