Ona Jean (Jeanne) Steidl
steidel, picOna Jean (Jeanne) Hardy Childers Steidl, 89, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away February 24, 2015. She was born February 21, 1926, in Hominy, Oklahoma, and was the first child of Gordon and Violet Hardy.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lyon B. (Lee) Childers, her second husband Robert (Bob) Steidl, and her brother Gordon (Bud) Hardy of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her sisters Patty Wooldridge and Jeri Brown (husband David), and her two children, Nancy George (husband Joe), and Steven Childers (wife Becky). She is also survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and preceded in death by one great grandchild.
Jeanne was a devoted Christian who helped start and develop Heritage Presbyterian Church beginning in 1977. She often showed her love for God and others through her ministry of hospitality in and through her church.
The memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 28, at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 14500 N. Western Ave in Oklahoma City with a graveside service following at Memorial Park Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edmond Mobile Meals, 25 West 3rd Street, Edmond, OK.


  1. Steve, Nancy Jean and family…..

    Your Texas family is missing our Jeannie. She gave the baby shower for Mom, almost 62 years ago. She didn’t miss a Homecoming at Baylor, a school play, a wedding or giving my children their first bath, just as she did me! She was our family…no, closer than family. She and Mom were inseparable, joined in a lifetime of memories and love. I have, never will, know such loyal and fun friends.

    We must stay in Texas this weekend and surround Mom. She is our priority, which I know you understand. The travel is overwhelming right now the weather is not letting her do what her heart would like. We have spent hours already talking thru memories of Mother’s Day visits and ch chip cookies! Of pulling up to the bar and being served with laughter and love and fantastic cooking in a snap! Our memories are strong, and you are all a part of that because of your amazing mom 🙂 I just hope I thanked her enough for all she meant to me and my whole family.

    I love her…she will always be a huge part of who I am.

    She will always be a huge part of us all.

    love you….

    thinking of you….

    and praying for laughter thru the tears, because that’s what she would want 🙂

    love to you all,

  2. Dear Family,

    We want to send our heart felt sympathy and prayers. Know that our hearts are with you and share in your grief. However, I know heaven is a little brighter because of Jeannie’s bright smile and effervescent personality. My mom and I enjoyed our visits with Jeannie. Mom would ask about Jeannie after we moved her back to LA. Mom would say, “Well, how is “Bubbles”?”.
    Jeannie will be greatly missed. She was a blessing to so many. We would like to be there tomorrow for the funeral services but will be attending another funeral service of Mike’s uncle. Jeannie was a special lady. We loved her like family.
    We are also grieving the loss of my mother. She went to be with her Lord and Savior the Friday before Jeannie.

    God bless you.

    Love in Christ,
    JoAnn and family

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