Maureen P. “Nanny” Steeves, 1934-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


GROVE CITY – Maureen P. “Nanny” Steeves, 88, died on Saturday October 8, 2022 at the Ashford in Grove City.

She was born on July 12, 1934 to the late Albert and Edith Bath Nailor in Dover, Kent, England. At the age of 5, she had to move to Wales due to World War II.

She returned to England and was confirmed at Canterbury Cathedral. One of her deepest moments was when she was kicked over the head by Sir Winston Churchill during the war. She loved ballroom dancing with her friends when she was a teenager.

Maureen met and fell in love with her husband of 34 years, John Edward “Jack” Steeves, who was serving in the Air Force. When they returned to the United States after the war, they married and then moved to Youngstown, for work and Jack’s family. She has also lived in San Diego, as well as Grove City. In addition to raising and caring for her family, Maureen worked at the Ursuline Motherhouse.

Maureen was a member of the Mother of Twins Club and the British Wives Club. During her lifetime, Maureen was an excellent baker with her award-winning pies for the enjoyment of her family, as well as her cooking.

Along with her parents, siblings and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Don Steeves.

Maureen is survived by her children, John R. (Dorinda) Steeves, Cheryl (Marc) Rosenfield, Carol (Kenny) York, Tammy (Mike) Josephson, Ron (Bonnie) Steeves and Michael Steeves; daughter-in-law, Lori Steeves; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her companion of over 30 years, Allen Goldsmith; and her beloved cat, Kayla.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at the Calvaire Cemetery Chapel.

Please visit to sign Maureen’s online guestbook or to light a candle in her memory.

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