Maynard E. Steinman

October 31, 1937March 9, 2018
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Maynard Eugene Steinman, 80 of El Dorado died on March 9, 2018. His life ended as he had lived, with resolve, guts, pride and humility. He died with a confidence in the love and respect of his family and the assurance of a life everlasting.

Maynard was born October 31, 1937 in Arlington, Ohio. His parents were Raymond and Wanda Anderson Steinman. Much like all boys growing up in the 1940’s, he was raised understanding that the most important virtues in life were hard work, honesty even when it wasn’t easy, and family. Those virtues he never forgot, never questioned, and never failed to live by. A gift of a pony led him to his first job. He got paid a dollar a day for riding and breaking ponies for other families. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1956, a football and basketball letterman and a true son the 50’s with a hot rod,’49 Ford. He was well known for tearing up his future father-in-law’s driveway.

In 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Smith and started working as a mechanic at Arlington Ford Sales. Two years later he started working for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio. That job took him to Auburn, Indiana in 1960 and in 1969 he was transferred to the El Dorado plant as a Materials manager. He retired from Cooper Tire in 1993 and for the next several years owned and managed J and M Car Wash. He loved to fish and really loved to hunt and was always known as a card and domino shark.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Smith Steinman, one son, Bruce Steinman of El Dorado; four daughters, Joan Murphree, Beth Burns (Paul), Heidi Bolland (Jim), all of El Dorado, and Emily Aulds (Andy) of Houston; fourteen grandchildren, Justin Murphree (Kerry), Jennifer Griffin, Shelcy McGriff (Jeffrey), Evan James, Grace Burns Terbrock, Kenny Burns, Jackson Burns, William Burns, Caroline Burns, Jordan Bolland, Ashton Bolland, Drake Hosford, Logan Porter (Kayla) and Brodie Aulds; seven great grandchildren, Rachel Murphree, Garrison Griffin, Kaden McGriff, Rayson McGriff, Corbet McGriff, Kinsley McGriff and Brayleigh Porter. He is also survived by one sister, Sheila Potter (Don) of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The family will host a visitation on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Reverend Chuck Johnson officiating. Earthly remains will be interred at Our Savior Lutheran Church in a private service.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 900 W. Faulkner or to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Cremation services entrusted to Young’s Funeral Directors. An online registry will be available at


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Maynard E. Steinman

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Shannon Greer

March 19, 2018

I am thankful for getting to meet you and your lovely wife through Champagnolle Landing. You will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Kevin Page

March 16, 2018

So sorry for the families loss . Maynard was a man I always looked up to as a child. His family will remain in my thoughts and prayers always. KP

Marilyn and Ron Heldman

March 14, 2018

Charlotte and family

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Maynard. Although many years have passed since our friendship, we have many fond memories of Charlotte and Maynard from the 1950's. Of course Vera and Everett kept us abreast for many years too.

Prayers are with you and your family.

God bless,
Marilyn and Ron Heldman

Alice Baker

March 13, 2018

My heart goes out to you. Your faith, time, friends and family will lesson your loss and see you through this hard time. I miss seeing you, Charlotte, at the church on the Wednesdays on the occasions I saw you.

Anita Murphree

March 12, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Kim Love

March 12, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Wayne Pick

March 12, 2018

In the time I got to know Maynard, I found him to be a very a loyal friend. He had given me good counsel and motivation. I knew his faith was strong not only in the small things but it also came through with Evan's entry into this world. There is no doubt in my mind that Maynard is enjoying the Lord's presence and is probably offering some advise on what the Lord will find for me to do when I get there. Our prayers go with you during this time of your bereavement and till we meet again in God's heaven. On behalf of Deborah, John, and Sarah. I am Wayne aka Pastor Pick.

Marion Joseph Hershberger

March 12, 2018

Recalling many years of working in the same plant in the Cooper offices with Maynard.
In our retirement we often visited at Champagnolle Landing.
He will be missed.
Prayers for the family.

Brenda Reed

March 12, 2018

Dear Family , I want you to know how much our family loved and enjoyed all the times spent together during my childhood years. I remember late night card games while us girls played together in that awesome upstairs bedroom and always managed to get our parents to let us sleep over . I look back and know that those were the good ole days, bbq’s , fish frys and good old fashion living! May God give you strength and comfort in the coming days and weeks ! I will be praying for y’all ! Love , Brenda Page Reed