Rhoton Funeral Home


Mary P. Steinmetz

July 13, 1917November 27, 2012

Mary P Steinmetz born on 13 July, 1917, passed away 27 Nov. 2012. Her remarkable 95 year life started in Charleston, West Virginia along the Kanawha River. The daughter of Goldie Hazel Honaker and Clarence Allen Peters. Mary grew up loving to climb trees and care for her Mom.

At 16, she married John J Steinmetz, Jr. and they were blessed with their only daughter Margaret Ann two years later. From 1935 until 1989 Mary traveled with her family as she assisted and supported her husband's career which took them from W.VA to CA, to NV and ultimately settling in Farmers Branch, TX. Mary joined the Order of the Eastern Star, Tujunga Chapter #445, Simi, CA in the 1960's and then continued her involvement at Chapter #687 Farmers Branch TX which gave her life a fullness and much joy. She helped and inspired many women along her path as she became the Worthy Matron not once but 3 times in her 50+ years of active participation. An avid craft-er, Mary's hands were never idle, as she created goodies for the Scottish Right Hospital Craft Bazaars where she also volunteered. Mary took great joy in rescuing little dogs that appeared at her door. Scamper, Tramp, Linus, and Amigo enriched her life beyond measure. A people person, Mary treasured making new friends. She so appreciated and loved all those she called family from Eastern Star, to her neighbors in Farmers Branch and her Church community. A member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Mary loved and worshiped our Lord Jesus Christ and now dwells in her heavenly home.

Mary is survived by her 3 grandchildren, Charles Glover, (wife Cindy Glover) Ann O'Connor and John Glover and 3 great-grandchildren, Ryan Glover, Vincent Glover, and Sean O'Connor whom she adored and cherished each and every day. Although spread across the four compass points Fort Wayne, IN, Virginia Beach, VA, Dallas TX and Yuma, AZ, Mary's closeness to her family reduced the miles to smiles, laughter and joy.

At Mary's request, in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, 4350 Sigma Road, Suite 440, Dallas TX 75244 972.239.5300 A single yellow rose will be laid atop the casket as Mary so loved her roses and Texas.

Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 29th, at Rhoton Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McLellan officiating. The service will include an Order of the Eastern Star Memorial Ceremony.

Graveside services will be Monday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, West Virginia.

Arranged by Rhoton Funeral Home


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Burial

    Monday, December 3, 2012


Mary P. Steinmetz

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John Larry Ingram

April 20, 2013

We will all miss you Ms. Mary. You shared your loving spirit with us for many years and we were all blessed to be able to call you friend. Sweet dreams sweet lady.

Vicki and Wayne Baird

November 29, 2012

We will miss you, sweet Mary. You always made us feel so special. Such a kind, wonderful person, heaven surely has a new angel.

Nancy Baird Ingram

November 29, 2012

Mary, you have been welcomed to the eternal presence of God. We miss you and plan on seeing you on that glorious day when we arrive there also.

Sharon Tellgren

November 28, 2012

Mary, you knew full well the special bond we shared. Your wise and kind words guided me through many dark days. I will never forget your kindness nor your support. You are loved and will be deeply missed. May you rest always in peace.

Charles W Glover

November 28, 2012

Love you Grandmother, Peace and my God bless ... Grandson Charles