POLK CITY - Sondra J. Stephens-Steinard, 67, of Polk City, died June 18, 2007 at her home due to heart failure.
Born in Rocky River, Ohio, on March 27, 1940, she moved to Polk City in 1981 from North Olmsted, Ohio. She's a retired legal secretary for the Inspector General for the State of Florida, and a Lutheran by faith. While living in North Olmsted, she was a Youth Pastor, Girl Scout Leader, and church secretary for St Andrew's Lutheran Church. She was a patron and supporter of the Auburndale Bloodhounds, and was named the "Special Big Dawg".
Preceded by her parents, Virgil and Margaret Utter, and a brother James "Moe" Utter. Sondra is survived and greatly loved by James M. Stephens, the father of her daughters, Kirstine Maree Essert-Nicks, Holly Lyn Huffman, and Heather Elaine McElwee and her husband, John, 7 grandchildren that were her world, Daman, Derik, Brandon, Brittany, Aaron, Bewie and Cory.
Memorial service will be held Thursday, June 21st at 5:30pm, a reception will follow for a time of fellowship and reflection. Held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, K-Ville Ave., Auburndale.
Mommy we love you, Tina, Holly and Heather.
Published in The Ledger on Jun. 20, 2007.