Mary Lou Steinman

1927 - 2019

Mary Lou Steinman, age 91, of Arlington, died at 3:40am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. She was born on October 29, 1927, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Herman and Mary (Boerger) Schmidt. She married Noel L. Steinman on May 19, 1947 and he died on November 14, 1976. She is survived by her children: Robert (Becky) Steinman of Arlington, Alan (Mary Jayne) Steinman of Arlington, David (Dianne) Steinman of rural Findlay, Barbara (Pat,deceased) Wagner of Arlington, and Brenda (Dick) Taylor of Findlay; and siblings: Don (Patricia) Schmidt of Pandora, and Nan Knee of Temperance, Michigan. She also has 13 grandchildren: Bradley Steinman, Ann Wallace, Christine Pringle, Scott Wagner, Jennifer Anderson, Kyle Wagner, Ben Taylor, Wendy McKeown, Jeff Steinman, Adam Steinman, Melissa Steinman, Rachel Steinman, and Alex Steinman; as well as 14 great-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Gast; and a sister, Patsy Davis. Mary Lou was a 1945 graduate of Bluffton High School. Out of high school, she was employed by Triplett, where she also played on their women's basketball team. After raising her family, she worked in the kitchen at Arlington School and later as a seamstress for Beltz Clothing. Mary Lou was an avid reader since childhood and could frequently be found at the library or reading on her front porch. She enjoyed several pinochle clubs with longtime friends. She loved attending sporting events at Arlington. She particularly enjoyed watching all of her grand- and great-grandchildren's many varied activities. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 3:00-7:00pm at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington, where funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, April 26. Pastor Steve Ramsey will officiate, and burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mary Lou Steinman Family Reading Fund in care of the Arlington School Foundation. Online condolences are welcomed at