Carolyn Susan Steinwart (Susie)
Carolyn Susan Steinwart (Susie) passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, J. Wells (Woody) Steinwart; her parents, Dalton and Margaret Schwartz, and her sister Jane Schwartz Benjamin. She is survived by her three sons George F. Steinwart II (Mollie and granddaughter Sara); Edwin D. Steinwart (Mendy and grandsons Nate and Will (Kelly)); Peter W. Steinwart (Dana and grandsons Nick (Emily) and Matt (Katie)), and great grandchildren Jack and Isobel.
Susie lived a long and full life living in various parts of the country and always enjoyed meeting new people who would become lifetime friends. She was born on October 5, 1928 in Allentown, PA and grew up in there before graduating from Smith College in 1950. Susie then married Woody on June 30, 1950. George was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1951, Ed in Kansas City in 1953 and Pete in South Bend, IN in 1957. Raising her sons and watching her family grow was her greatest joy in life. Susie always speculated how many miles she drove her children to whatever activity was next on the calendar. Family meals and celebrations always brought a smile to her face. Those days were “extra special” for her.
She also found time for volunteer work wherever the family lived, and Kansas City was home for the majority of her life. She especially enjoyed managing the Junior League Thrift Shop in Kansas City and working at the Nelson Art Gallery. Later she helped Woody when he started his own company, and upon retirement Susie and Woody enjoyed traveling and spending time with children and grandchildren. In the later stages of her life, she always told stories of her family in Allentown to make sure they were not forgotten.
Susie was loved by all and will be missed greatly by friends and family.
Susie was a very dear person and the loveliest neighbor in our Kenilworth neighborhood. She was a delight with whom to discuss important matters..and just be with. She will always hold a spot in my heart for the time she was willing to spend with our younger daughter, also Susie, who loved being a part of a household
with boys! Charley and I both loved being with Susie and Woody, an intelligent fun couple. I do hope her
death was a peaceful one. Please notify me if possible if there is a service for her as I would want to attend.
I so appreciated Peter being at Charley’s. I send my sympathy and love to all of you.
Mrs. Steinwart was my favorite “neighborhood mom.” Even as a little kid I could tell that she was genuinely kind, and elegant, and smart. My condolences to all the Steinwarts on the loss of this special lady.