Susan Matthews Offner
April 3, 1949 – May 27, 2023
SERVICE: Saturday, June 3rd at 11am at the West Center Chapel. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to “Follow Me Ministries.” To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.
Susan was born on April 3, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to George and June Matthews. She was the oldest of her three siblings, George Jr (Butch), Jim, and Mary. They lived on Flying M Ranch in Ada, Oklahoma until Susan was 6 years old.; then they moved to Oklahoma City.
Susan was an animal lover….growing up she had three horses that she cherished, and she loved riding bareback.
Susan’s parents moved their family to Omaha, Nebraska, and Susan graduated from Benson High School with the class of 1967. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where she majored in Art.
After college, Susan had two beautiful girls, Elizabeth and Nicole. She then met the love of her life, Steve Offner. This began what many have coined the greatest love story. Steve and Susan married on April 5,1980. They were then blessed with two sons, David and Danny.
Susan was a very successful real estate broker for over 30 years. She began her career with Wurdeman of Omaha, but the majority of her career was with Prudential Ambassador Real Estate (now BHHS Ambassador Real Estate). She received many awards including The Ambassador Embassy Award for Salesperson of the Year, Presidents Circle, Multimillion Dollar Embassy Club, and Leading Edge Society.
Susan enjoyed playing tennis, planting flowers, creating a beautiful table setting, designing and decorating their homes, traveling, and her little dog Ishii. Her favorite spots were the family cabin in the Colorado mountains and Steve and Susan’s condo in Palm Desert, California. She relished vacations with Steve and their children in Cancun over many Christmases, and annual trips to The Grand Cayman Islands and other travels with Steve and their friends.
Susan adored nothing more than her family, but her true love was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Susan loved spreading the Gospel and was passionate about bringing people to Christ to ensure their eternal salvation was in Heaven. She was a gardener of people and encompassed unconditional love and acceptance. People were drawn to her because she was safe, kind, nonjudgmental, and encouraging. Her dazzling smile lit up the room.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, George and June Matthews.
Those left to cherish her memory are her hopelessly devoted husband, Steve Offner; her four children: Elizabeth (Aaron) Campbell, Nicole Offner, David (Randi) Offner, and Danny (Nikki) Offner; her three grandchildren: Caleb Offner, Piper Offner, and Drake Offner; her three siblings: George (Kim) Matthews, Jim (Teri) Matthews, Mary (Bob) Breunig; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the staff of Ovation, Peaceful Hearts Hospice, Kristine Hawes, and Frances Clark who provided compassionate care to Susan.