Susan Matthews Offner

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.

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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.

12 Comments

  • Mary Breunig Posted May 29, 2023 7:25 pm

    Best sister ever! Wha a mighty love she had for Our Lord and others!
    Who gets to have a sister like Susan?? Not many!

    We are celebrating her life and the joy she brought to us and many
    others!🎉🎉
    May her legacy of love and faith in Christ, encourage many, many
    others!
    Blessed be the Lord!
    We are so grateful for Susan and all of her encouragement in her Lord and Savior Yeshua /Jesus.
    God has more! 🙌

    • Jim Matthews Posted May 31, 2023 12:53 pm

      I’m glad my sister is in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. I sure will miss her, though. She was a wonderful witness for our Lord. She was a true disciple. She studied all aspects of the Scriptures and knew God’s overall plan for history. I’m sure Jesus has told her, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

  • Mert Gard Posted May 29, 2023 8:00 pm

    I was not privileged to have known Susan, but I do know her daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth had to take after her in every way, so loving, so caring, lighting up any room she entered. Sounds like she had an amazing life and was always ready to meet her savior. I’m sure she will light Heaven up and it will be brighter than ever before

  • Gloria Merizalde Humphrey Posted May 30, 2023 7:00 am

    My deeply condolences to the family. I had the privilege to work for Susan an extraordinary lady, she was very generous when she donate some money for the tuition at UNO for my kid.
    Thank you SUSAN we will love you forever.

  • Avery Gaskin-Smith Posted May 30, 2023 3:55 pm

    I am a friend of Danny and Nikki , I know from knowing how good of a man Danny is that Mrs Susan was a phenomenal woman. I send my deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort to your family on behalf of my brother, children and myself.

  • Stacie Jo Powell Posted May 30, 2023 4:55 pm

    I first met Susan over 25 years ago, as a friend of Liz’s, she treated me as a daughter. I remember her joyful smile and you just couldn’t help but be happy while in her presence. She raised one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met – Liz. Liz, my prayers are with you and all of your family. I love you dearly.

  • Lee Hamann Posted May 30, 2023 5:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and I offer my sincere condolences. I did not know Susan, but know Liz and how much she loved her mother and that they are people of faith. While Susan will be missed, may there be peace in knowing that she is with Jesus.

  • Gregg Kupfer Posted May 31, 2023 7:20 am

    Steve: Even though I never met Susan, Cheryl gives her the highest praises and felt she was a very genuine soul. I wanted to thank you for the encouragement you gave me when I had a 100% rupture of my Achilles tendon in 2004. Both of us wish you the healing that only the Lord can provide. Respectfully-Gregg & Cheryl Kupfer

  • Matthew Ellis Posted May 31, 2023 6:04 pm

    I worked with Susan from 2003-2006 in the real estate business. She was a true professional. Her smile was contagious. Susan will be missed. My thoughts are with the Offner Family. Respectfully, Matthew Ellis

  • Mary Etnyre Watts Posted June 1, 2023 12:31 pm

    To have known Susan is to be given the gift of light and laughter. She was and is my dearest friend on this earth. Years have separated us as we went on our way to life beyond college, but there was never a day that passed without knowing that her spirit and friendship were with me. I love you Matthews. Etnyre

  • Jake Winemiller Posted June 2, 2023 7:27 pm

    Susu knew the Lord Jesus Christ and was a reflection of His love, for this I am thankful. She is doing much better now and is face to face with our Lord. Eternity is forever, and thus our time here, fulfilling God’s plan, is infinitely short. I learned something new whenever I was around her, and I am blessed to have known her. Well done Susu, and thank you Lord. My heartfelt prayers, love and condolences go to Steve and all of the Offners, and Matthews families.

  • Charles Packard Posted June 6, 2023 7:17 am

    Steve, May the good Lord bless you and your family. Susan was a dear friend, neighbor, and fellow Benson Bunnie. Blessings, Charlie P.

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