Jeannie  Miano


Jeannie Miano (nee Strom) went home peacefully to be with the Lord, July 8, 2019. She was the second of five children of John and Margaret Strom (nee Ruff): Jerome (Patricia), Meta Ann, Margaret, and Chris. Her love of music began at age five. She played the church organ in Canandaigua, N.Y., from the age of eleven. Classically trained in piano, she also grew up playing the flute and oboe.
Jeannie graduated from The Academy of the Sacred Heart in Rochester, N.Y. Upon graduating from Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. (formerly Rosary Hill College), she commenced her teaching career in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Jeannie married Laurence J. "Larry" Miano on Aug. 27, 1966, and they had four children and six grandchildren from their 39-year marriage. Jeannie's family was the wellspring of her life: Christopher and Dorothy Miano, and their two daughters, Margaret Alexandra and Victoria; Matthew and Dona Miano, and their daughter, Elizabeth; Holly Miano; Margaret and Jeremy Aston, and their daughters, Laurel and Avery.
Jeannie was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence in 2006 and her grandson, Xavier Sawyer Miano.
Jeannie taught music at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Edmond, Okla., for 16 years and touched the lives of thousands of students. Her most memorable teaching accomplishments were winning the National Oscar Mayer Jingle competition with a select group of her students and being selected to the Who's Who of America's Teachers.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Music Department in Memory of Jeannie Miano, P.O. Box 510 Edmond, OK 73083.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
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Steve Ozmer
Sep 05, 2019
Jeannie was my Oklahoma mom for a while. She was a pleasure to be around and treated me as her own. I will always be grateful to the Miano family. The Ozmer family extends our condolences. God bless.
Jennifer Cox
Jul 16, 2019
Mrs. Miano was a wonderful music teacher to my three children. She had such joy and enthusiasm. She was a beautiful and welcoming soul. May she rest in God's peace.
Sara George
Jul 15, 2019
Jeannie made me a new teacher at St. Elizabeths feel welcome and loved. She was so positive and full of love and life. She was a truly wonderful person.
Susan Raymer
Jul 14, 2019
Jeannie was such a sweet lady that had so much energy to try new things. I remember when she wrote our school song and the 1996 graduating class sang it before graduation “Red is the color that binds us God always true!” We still have that last phase on the wall in our gym today at St. Elizabeth’s. Many, many students and staff hold a special place in their hearts for this gem of a lady. May she Rest In Peace.
Susie Hurst
Jul 13, 2019
My two girls were not the most musical but Jeannie kept it so much fun for all the kids. She always had all kinds of little instruments that any of them could pick up and play. She was such a wonderful lady and teacher. She gave them so many great memories.
Randy Pitre family
Jul 13, 2019
3 of my kids had ur mom for music at St Elizabeth. She was a gem. God rest her soul.
Pamela Kay Rorabaugh (Duvall)
Jul 12, 2019
Mrs Miano had such a loving gentle heart. While working with her at SEAS, she was always filled with a loving positive attitude. She made an impact on my life and so many lives of the students she taught. We were blessed to have her teach our children. 💕
Linda Ellis
Jul 12, 2019
I met Jeannie before our family moved into our Edmond home. She and another neighbor were waiting on our driveway on moving day to welcome us. Surprised that she knew the correct date, she responded that she had called our realtor. We were friends for 22 years from that moment on. So many happy memories!
BIll and Chris Weatherford
Jul 12, 2019
Chris, Holly, Matt and Margaret: I was so saddened to hear of your mom's passing! She was a wonderful friend and colleague!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and please keep us informed when/if there is any type of service/memorial.
Much Love to you all!
Julie Woner
Jul 12, 2019
Jeannie was such an amazing person, she instilled the love of music to so many! SEAS was so lucky to have her on their staff, the queen of the Oscar Meyer wiener mobile, she will always have a special place in my heart. Sending hugs and prayers to her dear family.
Donna Holmes
Jul 12, 2019
You will always hold a special place in my heart. Our friendship was built on our love of music and teaching children to have an appreciation for music in their in lives.Rest in peace dear friend, and sing with the choir of angels above.
Jul 12, 2019
My Mama was the most remarkable woman I will ever know... We miss you more than you will ever know, but know you’re dancing with Papa.
Ana Lankford
Jul 12, 2019
Jeannie was a huge part of my life for many years, and a better woman would be hard to find. My memories are music, laughter, and the smell of brajioli in her kitchen. She will be missed.
Sally Stephens rscj.
Jul 12, 2019
I am so happy to read all about Dear Jeannie .....all in one place and to get the wider “picture” .
Love and prayer. As always,
Sally RSCJ