Kenneth Joseph Steven, age 68, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life suddenly at his home on Thursday, September 9. Kenny was born on November 30, 1941, in Gary, Ind., the son of the late Daniel Steven and Sally (Rezak) Steven.
He graduated high school while in Toledo, Iowa, in the class of 1960. Kenny made his career with Miracle Recreation, being a devoted employee for over 42 years as the shipping supervisor.
On June 8, 1963, Kenny married Phyllis Ann Petersen in Toledo. To this union, three children were born. Survivors include two sons: Craig Steven and wife, Candace, of Ventura, Calif., and John Steven and wife, Beth, of Rock Rapids, Iowa; one daughter: Connie Steven, of Ventura, Calif.; nine grandchildren; one sister: Elaine Fink, of Iowa City, Iowa; and one brother: Rick Steven, of Iowa City, Iowa; as well as a host of friends.
|A private family visitation was held on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Following cremation, Kenny's wish was to have his ashes scattered in Tama, Iowa, where he had raised his children.||Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.|