Mary Lou Steadman, age 89, of E. Jamestown Rd., Jamestown passed away Sunday evening, October 18, 2020 in Greystone Country Estates, Fredonia. She was born in Greenville on January 1, 1931, a daughter of Alex and Mary (McMillan) Scobbie. She was a 1949 graduate of Jamestown High School and on March 15, 1959 Mary Lou married Ralph Steadman, he survives.

She was the owner/operator of Steadman's Family Restaurant in Jamestown for 42 years.

Mary Lou was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. She enjoyed driving and traveling. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Doug Steadman and his wife Carol of Jamestown and Eric Steadman and his wife Hadara of Greenville; a daughter, Dawn Burnett and her husband Bill of Lake Placid, FL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Kirk Steadman, four brothers Alex Scobbie, John Scobbie, Art Scobbie, and Tom Scobbie, a sister, Agnes Kimbel.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown United Methodist Church, 407 Depot St., Jamestown, PA 16134. Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA.



  1. Trish Pfaff Trish Pfaff
    October 20, 2020    

    Very sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. I only knew her for a short time but that’s all it took to know what a sweet gentle person she was. Rest in peace Mary Lou. My condolences to Ralph and her family.

  2. Cheryl Desput Cheryl Desput
    October 20, 2020    

    Worked many years for this lovely caring graceful lady..she was always kind spoken and loving to all that came into her resturant..she put in as much of herself as no one I’ve ever worked for in beautiful peace..boss lady..i have ALWAYS adored your grace..

  3. Jody Owens Fortney Jody Owens Fortney
    October 20, 2020    

    Sorry to hear of the passing of such a sweet lady. My thoughts are with you all over the trying days to come. She was an icon of the Jamestown area for sure

  4. Karen Anderson Karen Anderson
    October 21, 2020    

    Mary Lou was my first boss and such a sweet, kind, loving person with a beautiful soul. Although small in stature, she had a tremendous heart. I loved her and enjoyed seeing her on my trips home. She was an inspiration to me. God bless her and the family. I send her family much love and sympathy.

  5. Bob Pollitt Bob Pollitt
    October 21, 2020    

    Very special lady was proud to know her and members of her family

  6. Evelyn White Evelyn White
    October 22, 2020    

    Love and sympathy from Evelyn White and daughters.

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