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Margaret Catherine ‘Sis’ (Stiver) Lees

Dec. 31, 1938 – April 18, 2021

Margaret Catherine “Sis” Lees, 82, of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Meryle and Dorothy (Barkley) Stiver. Sis married Lawrence E. Lees Sr. on Sept. 4, 1956, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1989.

Sis is survived by her five children: Larry (Mary) Lees, Cindy (Raymond) Dempsey, Phyllis (Frank) Rabuck, Penny (Don) Moyer and Adam Lees; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Thomas Stiver; and five sisters: Judith Green, Pauline Hostler, Sally Garman, Sylvia Schmerbeck and Melody Fleck.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Mike, Ray “Chip” and Meryle “Scoot”; two sisters, Linda and Susie Stiver; and a granddaughter, Pamela Lees.

Sis was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She loved flowers and coloring, and had always been a caregiver to her family and was a foster parent to several children. Sis loved her family deeply and enjoyed spending time with them.

At Sis’s request, there will be no visitation or services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online: www.stjude.org/memorial.

Arrangements are provided by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.

Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.