Mrs. Meredith Ariail Ohler

  • Born: January 23, 1958
  • Died: November 4, 2021
  • Location: Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Meredith Ariail Ohler, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the age of 63. She was born on Thursday, January 23, 1958, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of the late John B. and Mary Frances Hornsby Ariail.

Meredith had a free spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. She had an infectious laugh that made everybody smile and loved to listen to old music. She adored and cherished her family especially her grandsons, whom she often referred to as "Her 3 men". She was definitely the boss and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Meredith is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leo Ohler, Jr., son & daughter-in-law, Leo and Vanessa Ohler, III, daughter & son-in-law, Gaylin O. and Shaun Mull, grandsons, Trey Ohler, Shaun Mull, Jr., and Lance Mull, sister, Sally Piseno, and her brother, John Ariail.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday at 7:00 pm, with Deacon Larry Melancon officiating.

Interment will be held privately at Garden Of Memories in Metairie, Louisiana.

Contributions may be made to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers are with you all n I will truly miss you my friend

Posted by Ellen Hebert Muse    November 10, 2021


I'm so sorry to hear about Meredith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Much Love, Paula

Posted by Paula Maggiore - Covington, LA   November 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of Meredith's passing. I grew up with her in Metairie. Always fun loving and laughing. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Brian Gary - New Orleans, LA - Family Friend   November 10, 2021

Leo, Gaylin, and family, I'm sorry for the passing of your mom. May God bring all of you comfort and peace!

Posted by Glenn Sanchez - Ponchatoula, LA - Family Friend   November 06, 2021

Leo, Leo,Jr., Gaylin, and the rest of the family,

We are so sorry to hear about Meredith's passing. She was such a sweet person. May she Rest In Peace and comfort in the arms of our loving Father.

Love to all.

Robin and Andrew

Posted by Robin St. Cyr - Springfield, LA - Family   November 06, 2021

May you find comfort in knowing you are all in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Gary & Carla Lee - Independence, LA - Friend   November 06, 2021

Leo, Vanessa & Trey,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please know that y'all will be in my thoughts & prayers. May God comfort you at this difficult time.


Posted by Lana Hutchinson - Amite, LA - Friend   November 06, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. Meredith was always so much fun in high school that I was excited to reconnect when I moved to Ponchatoula and both worked at North Oaks. It was special when my daughter Amanda and Gaylin became friends at PHS. I know you are devastated but I hope you take comfort in your memories. I'm sure she is making all the angels laugh now.

Posted by Nanette White - Coppell, TX - Classmate   November 06, 2021