Mary Louise Steadman, 100, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington.
A celebration of life will be held at the Resident Center, Westminster Village, on Saturday, May 25th. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. with a Remembrance Celebration at 2 p.m. A private graveside inurnment will take place prior to the celebration.
Memorials may be made in Mary Louise's name to the Friends of the Constitution Trail.
Inurnment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary Louise was born on January 3, 1919 in Mount Gilead, OH, a daughter to Warren W. and Edna Rule Jackson. She married Edward Steadman on November 27, 1948 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1999.
Surviving are her children, Patricia (Scott) Jameson of Saint Peters, MO, Steven (Laurie McKager) Steadman of Denver, CO, Daniel (Kathy) Steadman of Normal, and Peter (Lisa) Steadman of Normal; grandchildren, Andrew, Peter, Dave, Austin, Patrick, Mark, Madison, Casey, Adam, Andrika, and Austin; great grandchildren, Elijah, Kyler, Joshua, Dominic, Liam, and Clark Edward who will arrive in August, and a sister, Betty Jo Zander of Minneapolis, MN. Mary Louise is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Jean Wilson and two brothers-in-law, Don Zander and George Wilson.
Mary Louise attended Ohio State University and the University of Chicago, where she received a master's degree. She began her teaching career in northeast Ohio. She then was employed for five years at the Laboratory School of the University of Chicago and later was employed as an educator for Unit District 205 in Elmhurst for twenty years, retiring in 1984.
She served active roles in the League of Women Voters and the Unitarian Church in Bloomington. She was also president of the residents' counsel at Westminster Village.
Mary Louise was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially playing games and was known for her competitive nature.
Mary Louise was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
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