C.L. Steans, fondly referred to as “Big Boy,” was born June 15, 1931 in Gonzales, Texas to Sandy and Allie (Satberry) Steans. He was the third of three children born to this union.
Mr. Steans accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at Little Hill Baptist Church at any early age. He attended school at Canoe Creek in Gonzales County.
On Sept. 17, 1949, C.L. was united in holy matrimony to his life-long love, Ola V. Cochran. “Poppa” as he was affectionately called, experienced an endearing bond and an indescribable love with his wife and the seven children born to this union. Later, with the help of his sons, C.L. started what has now become known as Steans Custom Hay Bailing. He earned great respect from customers he served in the Gonzales and Caldwell County areas. C.L is highly spoken of and leaves a legacy of a clean and good name, which was of value to him and the family alike.
After 47 years of faithful service C.L. retired from Gonzales Warm Springs with the reputation of being a dedicated and hard worker. After retirement, he continued to oversee the hay business and take vacations and road trips with his family until his health failed.
On Aug. 4, 2014 the Lord called him from labor to rest after a lengthy illness.
C.L. was proceeded in death by his parents, Sandy and Allie Steans; and siblings, Murray “Kid” Steans and Johnnie Mae “Sister” Pittman.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife, Ola V. Steans; three sons: George (Mary) Steans, of Seguin, Charles (Carolyn) Steans, of Seguin, and Elvin Steans of, Edinburg; four daughters: Janice (Herman) Mitchell of, Missouri City, Texas, Norma (Phillip) Ross, of Schertz, Carolyn (Leonard) Derrow, of Luling, and Linda (Richard) Howell, of Schertz; sister, Dorothy Swaner and a niece who he helped raise, Shirley (Charles) Thomas, of Corpus Christi; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mr. Steans was laid to rest on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014. Services were held at Maranatha Christian Fellowship at 11 a.m., with viewing from 9:30-11 a.m. Internment was at Atlanta Cemetery on CR136 in Luling. Funeral services have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home in San Antonio.