Jun 02, 1959---Jan 28, 2022

Deacon Stephen H. White DVM, 62, Leawood, KS passed away Friday, January 28, 2022.  A Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM Friday, February 4, at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9405 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS.  Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. 

 

Steve was born in Kansas City, MO to Victor and Shirley (Coffield) White.  He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Kansas State University and the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  

 

Steve married Lisa in July of 1990 and they were happily married for 31 years. He worked as a veterinarian for 36 years and was beloved by so many. He had a passion for helping people take care of their pets and valued the many friendships he made through his work. Steve also had a passion for studying the sacred scriptures, as well as enjoying fly fishing, gardening, and woodworking. It brought joy to his heart to use his gift of craftsmanship for his loved ones and his gift of teaching to help others to know the love and mercy of God. What he treasured most was the time he spent with his family and pouring out his great love for them.

 

Steve was actively involved in his parish at Cure of Ars Catholic Church. He had a profound love for his Catholic faith and encountering Jesus through the Eucharist and other Sacraments. In June 2017 he was ordained a deacon and he spent the last 4 1/2 years serving as a deacon in his parish.  The most important thing in life for Steve was to seek to know and do God’s will. It was the driving force behind all his decisions. During Steve’s final days, he told his wife, Lisa “I can’t imagine having a better life. It’s been really fulfilling. I just hope I gave glory to God”.

 

When asked if he had anything to say to his parishioners he said “I’m just so sorry my service as a deacon was so short, but I did the best that I could. Please pray for me.” This gentle and humble man will be missed by so many and we are so grateful for the years we were able to spend with him and for the great impact he had on our lives. 

 

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law David Kreamer.  He is survived by his wife Lisa, two daughters Kimberly White, Kathryn (Elliott) Johnson, granddaughter Zelie Johnson, sister Sue Kreamer, two brothers Martin White, James White and extended family and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Cure of Ars Catholic Church, Holy Family School of Faith, Apostles of the Interior Life, KC Pet Project.



Condolences

Michelle Woerner Jan 29 ,2022

Kim adopted one of our dogs ,Cheyenne ,Wyoming

So sorry for the entire family. Hold tight to each other and know that he is at peace.

Joshua Bartz Jan 29 ,2022

Friend of Kim White ,Belton ,Missouri

To the family and friends of Stephen White, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t begin to imagine what it’s like to lose someone so close, at such a young age. Although we all know what it’s like to lose something or someone, this was a long hard battle and he is in a better place. May you rest easy knowing that the struggle is over. May you take the time to mourn the loss of a loved one and be strong knowing that Stephen is in peace with the Lord. Embrace and cherish the good memories you’ve had with him during his time here on earth. My sincerest condolences to the family with love!

Kristen and Michael Farnet Jan 29 ,2022

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Lisa, Kim, and Kit, Words often cannot express our grief, but we do hope you’ll be able to find words of joy, love and faith in your family and memories during this time. May your faith in God sustain you and help you to find peace. We’re praying for you and offering our daily sufferings for the repose of your dad’s soul. Sincerely, Michael and Kristen Farnet

MICHAEL BROWN and RENEE ALSARRAF Jan 30 ,2022

Friends/Colleagues ,Montclair ,New Jersey

We send our love and condolences to the entire White family, the Fairway Animal Hospital family and thousands of grateful veterinary client families who benefitted from Steve’s compassion, wisdom, excellent care and love of veterinary medicine. We will miss our long distance discussions about cases and training for triathlons (many years ago). Rest in peace, our friend. Michael snd Renee

Jenny Slusser Jan 30 ,2022

Friend/co-worker ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

Dear Lisa, Kim, and Kit - I know I don’t have the right words to help in your grief, but I want you to know what a blessing Steve was to me. To work with him day in and out was to know his steadfast, kind, and humble nature. I remember him having me save old invoice papers to take home to you girls when you were little to color on. He first and foremost loved Jesus and you, his family. It was obvious in all that he did. He will be missed by so many, and I’m a better person by knowing him. God bless you all as you navigate this difficult road of grief. You’re in my prayers. Jenny Slusser - Camp Canine Kennel.

Dennis Arthur Butler Jan 30 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Steve was one of the best men I have ever known. Not only did he take great care of our cats throughout the years, but he always prayed over them as they were about to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I will very much miss the talks we had about God and Jesus.

Maggie Mosher Jan 30 ,2022

I am so blessed to have benefited from the wisdom, guidance, faith, and humility of Steve. His witness as a father, husband, and deacon was inspiring. He will be greatly missed by many. I know he will be interceding for us all and will continue to impact our lives as he draw us closer to our Heavenly Father. Sending my love and gratitude to his entire family.

Rita Maurer Jan 31 ,2022

Friend ,Huber Heights ,Ohio

Lisa and girls - I am sure you know how lucky you were to have such a wonderful man for a husband and father. Wish he could have been with us for many more years.

Michale Ann Kincaid Jan 31 ,2022

Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Knowing Steve White was a blessing in every way. I've known him since his first days at Fairway. We shared a love for "badger catchers" as he referred to dachshunds. More than once Steve was called to make a late night visit back to the clinic to care for one of my pets. But it was more than his dedication to his profession, there was an aura around Steve that was special. My daughter has had the privilege of working with Steve for over 18 years. He has guided her in her job but also as a person. The world without Steve White will never be quite the same.

Shalee Morris Jan 31 ,2022

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Christine Degen Jan 31 ,2022

I was a member of Cur of Ars church. I always enjoyed hearing Deacon White’s homilies. He always had a good message for each of us. I will pray for his family, losing a spouse, father and grandpa are so difficult. ❤️🙏🏻

Tom O'Leary Jan 31 ,2022

Friend ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri

I was a classmate of Steve's at Rockhurst. Steve was a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tom

Les and Julie Drew Jan 31 ,2022

Kim is friend of my daughter ,Olathe ,Kansas

May he Rest In Peace. Prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.

Christina Mäki Linville Jan 31 ,2022

Worked with Dr. White at Fairway Animal Hospital ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I think if someone set out to intentionally create the most kind and gentle person they could fathom, they’d be hard pressed to do better than Dr. White. I gained so much knowledge from him during my time at Fairway. He was always eager to teach and welcomed my endless questions. He fostered an environment of learning and of empathy in his nursing staff, and his example of compassion for his patients and clients is something I still aspire to emulate over a decade later. My sincerest sympathies go out to Steve’s family and the rest of the Fairway team. I hope the sadness of his departure is tempered by the knowledge that he is free from pain now, and seeing that his work and faith touched so many lives. The world is a better place for having known his light.

Rachel Kinsey Feb 01 ,2022

coworker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I worked with Dr. White at FAH. He truly made my time there special, and I trusted him to care for my personal pets. My condolences to his family and current staff at FAH.

Garret Schmidt DVM Feb 01 ,2022

Classmate at KSU Veterinary School ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

From day one of Vet school Steve was a friend to everyone in the class. Always available to help with Anatomy questions or organize a group of guys to imitate the Supremes and sing at our first class picnic to break the ice. Spirited discussions about physiology or a long bike ride in the Manhattan countryside with Tom and friends is where he was at his best. In the KC Veterinary world he was unofficially voted as the person we would want to be the poster boy for what we wanted our profession to look like. Kind, caring, brilliant, thoughtful, and always happy to help with a difficult case. He will be more than missed.

Charles Brookfield Feb 01 ,2022

Dear Lisa, I knew Steve thru Hires Gage and always was in awe of his kind and gentle nature. Truly a man to be emulated in so many ways. I'm truly sorry for your loss and I know your faith and your friends and family will guide you through this sad period. Chuck Brookfield

John & Karen Stigers Feb 01 ,2022

Pet client ,Kansas City ,Kansas

We were saddened to hear today of Steve's passing. We have taken pets to Fairway for over 40 years and we always knew our dogs and cats were in good hands with Steve. Our condolences to his family, the Fairway staff, and his Cure parish family.

Robin Anderson Feb 01 ,2022

Dr. White was so kind to me and my dog when my dog was very sick, and he got him back to health and got him running on 4 legs again. I only had limited interactions with him as a patient at FAH but he was always so nice and helpful and took extra time to help me make the right choice for my dog. I’m forever grateful. My thoughts are with his family.

Julia Gordon Feb 01 ,2022

Former coworker of Steve ,Palco ,Kansas

I was Steve’s veterinary assistant for just over a year, and while that time may seem short, he had a profound impact on me and my tenure at Fairway Animal Hospital. His gentle nature and kind spirit emanated from every interaction he had. He took extra time to talk with clients, and he handled pets with the most tender care. He was so openly loving, and talked often of his family. He was particularly in love with his sweet granddaughter Zelie, and relished any opportunity to talk about her and show photographs of her. My heart and mind cannot fathom our world losing such a precious soul as Steve, but I fully believe he is at peace and that the Lord told him “Well done, good and faithful servant” upon his return home. We will miss you so much, Dr. White! Thank you for making our world a better place.

Vina and Tom Hyde Feb 01 ,2022

“Parents” of many pet patients ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We’re saddened by Steve’s passing. He was an excellent and compassionate vetrinarian and, more importantly, a wonderful human being. He will be missed immensely.

Michael Bradish Feb 01 ,2022

RIP God speed

Debra Hudacek Feb 01 ,2022

long time client ,Leawood

Steve was my favorite vet for many, many years and many dogs. He was so kind and compassionate with my pups through their lives and for me when I had to say goodbye. Many animals in Heaven he will take care of for us again. He will be missed. Prayers for your family.

Lisa and Lenny Cohen Feb 01 ,2022

Client of FAH ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Dear Dr. White’s family, Years ago, we had a tiny dachshund and we had to go out of town. Dr. White took Nathan home for the weekend! When we picked Nathan up, we were given a PRECIOUS, framed art project that Dr. White’s darling family created! It had photos of the dog and drawings of antics that they had experienced! We still have it up on the wall! What a loss. Lisa and Lenny Cohen

Andrea Bielsker Feb 01 ,2022

Dr. White was my long time Vet. His expertise, compassion and patience were second to none. I will miss him so much as I know all of his patient's will. I hope he knew what he meant to so many people. My sympathies to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Tim & Kim Pickell Feb 01 ,2022

Paitient ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

We are assured that Dr Steve White has met his Lord & Savior in heaven…and most likely now lovingly & competently caring for the many 4 legged furry friends he knew on earth. Dr. White was simply the best…his ability to diagnose an ailing pet and do so with compassion and empathy will always be remembered. We will miss his smile and kind & steady demeanor.

zelia bohsen Feb 01 ,2022

Client ,Excelsior Springs ,Missouri

My husband and I have known Steve White since April 1990, when we first brought one of our goldens to Fairway as new clients, having just moved to Missouri. Over the years, Steve has cared for many of our golden retrievers and cats . He was an incredibly compassionate and kind person. We always trusted him with the care of our animals. My heart is broken for his family. He will be dearly missed.

Holly Swyden Feb 01 ,2022

Kitty Parent ,Olathe ,Kansas

Lisa, Dr. White was so very kind to me and my kitties over the years. Most recently he helped Indi cross the rainbow bridge. I knew he was on medical leave, and had been for quite a while as I tried to have each annual visit with him. He was kind and compassionate...such a gentleman. We are each fortunate to have crossed paths with him. Fondly, Holly Swyden

Adriane and Kevin Latz Feb 01 ,2022

Friend through pets ,Mission Hills ,Kansas

Steve White will be missed by all. He was an amazingly hard working, kind and gentle person. His bright light will be remembered for years to come. He loved his family, and was a proud father. He was the hands and feet of Jesus and is with the Lord, celebrating with all those who went before him. We are so thankful to have known him over the last 30 years. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

Andrea Bielsker Feb 01 ,2022

Dr. White was my long time Vet. His expertise, compassion and patience were second to none. I will miss him so much as I know all of his patient's will. I hope he knew what he meant to so many people. My sympathies to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Susi cohen Feb 02 ,2022

client at fairway animal hospital ,mission hills ,Kansas

Dr. White was so kind and generous with his skills as a Vet. I had found an abandoned newborn kitten and together we nursed it to full health and a long life. I will never forget his kindness, teaching and patience. He instilled such calm. Rest easy. May his memory be a blessing to all he loved.

Bob Cook Feb 02 ,2022

friend ,Mission Hills ,Kansas

Sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. Steve's life set an exceptionally high bar for all of us. Even when not feeling up to it, he assisted with my wife Linda's funeral in May. His mother Shirley was Linda's first baby sitter! Steve handled the medical needs of three Cook household dogs. He was truly admired by all who knew him. God Bless, Bob Cook

Bernice and Ray Kyle Feb 02 ,2022

client ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dr. White was one of the kindest, most gentle souls that we ever met. He cared for 2 of our golden retrievers over the years with the utmost compassion. Our deepest sympathy to the White family.

Tom and Linda Mulligan Feb 02 ,2022

Cared for our pets Enzo, Gus and Shadow ,Leawood ,Kansas

Dr. White was extremely kind and professional in the care that he gave our pets and the relationship he had with our family over the years. What an amazing legacy and life! He will be greatly missed. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family.

Lisa Watkins (Snead) Feb 02 ,2022

Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Oh Lisa and family, Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. Dale and I are going to miss his smile and wonderful words of wisdom. He was always just a joy to have at RCIA and always had a kind word for everyone. We are glad he is at peace and feel so fortunate to have had Steve a part of our lives. Praying for all of you and wishing you peace and wonderful memories of a cherrished man, father, husband, son, grandfather etc. Dale and Lisa

Jessica J. Hirsch Feb 02 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

Dr. White, my father and I attended to many Chiefs games together. He was always so pleasant to be around. I can remember him making many houses calls to care for one of my mother's beloved dogs. He went well above what was expected of a Vet. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

Camilla & John Keech Feb 02 ,2022

Client ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I am so saddened to hear of Dr. White's passing. When we were looking for a cat to adopt, the last place we went was FAH. As it turns out, Dr. White had found this darling orange tabby in his neighborhood & couldn't find its owners, so he brought him to his work. We gladly took little Niles home. That was 30 years ago & we have been clients ever since. He was so soft spoken, kind, passionate about his work, knowledgeable & every patient he saw was the "cutest"! Our deepest condolences to his beautiful family. He will, as always, be the light that guides you and the love and strength that lifts & carries you. He is resting now in the grace, peace & knowledge of the Lord!

John and Deb McNally Feb 02 ,2022

We admired and appreciated all of the expert care and advice that Stephen helped us with while raising multiple Standard Poodles over many years. He was very talented as a vet and as a compassionate human being. His kindness established a role model that everyone should follow. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family.

Camilla & John Keech Feb 02 ,2022

Client ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We are so saddened to hear about Dr. White's passing. He was kind, passionate, soft spoken and knowledgeable. When we were searching for a cat, we had exhausted all searches until we decided to go to FAH. There we found "Niles", our darling orange tabby. Dr. White had found him in his neighborhood, tried to find his home and when he had no luck, brought him to his work. That was 30 years ago & we've been faithful clients ever since. He always acted as though any pet he examined was the "cutest". To his lovely family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. May time & memories bring you peace & comfort.

Steve Gass & Jeff Bright Feb 02 ,2022

client of FCA Animal Hospital ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri

Like so many, we are saddened by the passing of Dr. White and send sympathies and prayers to his family and friends. Steve cared lovingly and professionally for our first set of Westie puppies starting in 1990 until we moved to Dallas in 1995. When we returned to KC in 2020, we sought out Steve again to care for our second set of Westies until he took leave. We think of him fondly and know from that he did indeed give glory to God. Amen and RIP, Dr. White.

Jamie Berry Feb 02 ,2022

I am so saddened to hear of Dr. White's passing. We were clients of his at Fairway Animal Hospital and our dogs absolutely loved Dr. White. He was kind, gentle, and so caring. I will be sending prayers for the entire White family.

Darvin A Carlson Feb 02 ,2022

Client ,SHAWNEE ,Kansas

I'm only a client of Fairway Animal....but the compassion Dr. White had for his clients and their pets was immense. As great as it was, I'm sure it couldn't measure up to the enormity of his love of family, a family to whom I extend my most heartfelt condolences.

Brent White Feb 02 ,2022

Cousin ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Dear Lisa, Kim, Kit, Sue, Marty, Jamie, and Family Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Words cannot ever begin to express our sorrow. I have a lot of fond memories of Steve as kids and young adults. From family events to meeting up at Westport and enjoying a few beers. We are thinking of you and sending you all our love. Brent and Paula

James G Rosberg Feb 02 ,2022

Client ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Nicole and I are heartbroken. What a great and compassionate person he was. The care he gave our beloved pets was like they were his own. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his Fairway Animal family.

Stacy Sands Feb 02 ,2022

Customer of VMA Fairway Hospital ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I am saddened to hear of Dr. White's passing. I have been brining my cats to him since the early 80s. May his family be blessed with wonderful memories!

Dcn. Joe and Tina Allen Feb 02 ,2022

Dear Lisa, Kim, Kit, and Family, our hearts go out to you. Steve was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I’ll never forget my years of Deacon Formation with Steve as a classmate, especially when we did prison ministry at Lansing. I know he is resting in the mercy of Our Lord. Please be assured of our prayers and love for all of you.

Marci and Steve Michnick Feb 02 ,2022

We are so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was such a compassionate and knowledgeable provider to our pets over the years. His kindness and loving nature was so apparent in his work. Peace and comfort to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.

Art Ruby Feb 03 ,2022

Friend ,Overland park ,Kansas

I had the pleasure to do bible study with Steve. We lost a good soul and the Good Lord blessed us with a man who had few words but when he spoke it was inspiring. I loved meeting with him and he made me a better person. My prayers are with the White family and know that he loved you all so much. I am sadden by his loss

Kathleen A Whitworth Feb 03 ,2022

Client ,ROELAND PARK ,Kansas

Jim and I were very sad to hear that Doctor White had passed away. We knew "Stevie" as the staff called him in his younger years. He was a kind, compassionate caregiver to our menagerie. Our condolences to Stevie's family. Such a sweet man.

Mark and Denise Dickerson Feb 03 ,2022

Our Veterinarian from Fairway Animal Hospital ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

To Dr. White's family, Mark and I are so saddened to hear of Dr. White's passing. Dr. White was our veterinarian for over 20 years! He was an excellent veterinarian and always so very compassionate and kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We wish you peace as you remember and celebrate Dr. White's wonderful time on this earth on which he made a better place. You will be missed Dr. White.

Lindsay G Mohn Feb 03 ,2022

client ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

We were so deeply sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was a kind and thoughtful caregiver to several of our cats and dogs over the last three decades. He always had a smile on his face, and seemed to find true joy in his work. It was an honor to know him, and a blessing to have had his support and advise when there were concerns about or illnesses in our pets. We knew he would be gathered by the angels one day, but are broken hearted that it was so premature. We know he had so much more love to give his family, his patients and his savior.

Merriam Reichle Feb 03 ,2022

I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I was our veterinarian for many years. He was very kind hearted and very compassionate. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kevin Vater Feb 04 ,2022

Cure of Ars classmate, friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I grew up with Steve as a classmate attending Cure of Ars. In grade school I would ride my bike down Lee Blvd. to his house and we would hang out. More recently, I got to see Steve at his office where he took excellent care of 3 of my dogs. After having to put one of my dogs down (due to old age and medical issues), Steve submitted a memorial in honor of my beloved dog Kodi at the K-State School of Veterinarian Medicine. Very nice of him to do that. That is Steve, always helping and thinking of others.Last year Steve was so kind to preside at my brother Steve's funeral at Cure. I speak for the Vater family and send prayers and love to the entire White family. Dr. Steve was a quality human being and a fine example of Christian love we should all follow.

mark g marino Feb 04 ,2022

friend ,carmel ,California

Anybody else remember the melanistic hawk he had circa?1972 - That was very cool early memory of someone who cared for all lives and spread caring and nurturing Love :-) Sending Blessings to All

Betsy (Rhodes) Repine Feb 04 ,2022

Neighbor ,Leawood ,Kansas

What a great obituary picture. I always remember Dr.White smiling and so happy. He had the best outlook on life even after all he had been through. What a wonderful person! I will miss him.

Mary Hegenbarth Feb 04 ,2022

So very sorry to hear of Dr. White’s passing-such a warm, gentle, caring and compassionate veterinarian and person. Stephen cared for all 5 of my dogs over the past 30 years and he will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to all the family.

Teresa Weaver Feb 04 ,2022

Friend and former fellow parishioner ,Springfield ,Missouri

Goodness, where to begin. At one point I use to take care of the chalices and would cross Steve’s path, I did this until I moved out of State…to Springfield, MO three years ago. Steve was a good man and am sure many will miss him..and so will the many pets he took care of. Lisa I am sorry for your loss. God be with you. Teresa Weaver

Ron Buck Feb 04 ,2022

Friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

The first time we met Dr. White we did not have kids and our dog was our kid! She was sick and needed lots of meds and Dr. White was the best and most compassionate!! He embodied the spirit of a vet and only wanted to help our puppy!! When you interacted with Dr. White you could just feel that this man was the definition of integrity. God bless your family, you were taken too young!! Life is better with men like him!!!!

Janda Jenkins Feb 04 ,2022

To the White family: I am deeply sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Please accept my condolences. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

Kathleen Cita Feb 05 ,2022

Dr. White cared for our 3 pets over the past 16 years. To me, he was an angel, the embodiment of compassion. I remember his gentle hands, holding and stroking our beloved pets, his patient manner, attentive gaze, his open ears. His staff loved him. He guided and consoled us through the difficult moments when we were losing precious members of our little family. He conveyed a gentle quiet that I cherished. Bringing my dog, Mia to him after losing my husband, I saw, as he opened her chart, a photo of a monkey embracing a dog’s back my husband had given him from one of his trips to Africa or Asia. Stephen had saved it in Mia’s chart. As a pediatrician, I could appreciate the piercing intelligence and insight he brought to his profession and art. I admired him. He warmed my heart. He was a role model for so many. I worked many years in the Pocono mountains of rural Pennsylvania. There, our vet had a bumper sticker, “Real doctors don’t take care of only one species”. I loved that. I thought often of that when I was with Dr White. He cared so well for all who knew him. He has enriched my life, and through I didn’t know him except as our Vet, I too mourn his loss. He was a healer for us all. Know, his loving family, while you grieve him, there are thousands more who remember him, and who go forward with him in their hearts, with his words and gestures, and continue to be moved and changed by his gentle richness in our world. And this…one of my favorite Dr. White lines, “Yes, it is okay for Fritz to eat that tuna and cold cuts from Whole Food. He kills mice? It only hurts the mice. My partner and I have often talked about starting a cat food business. Yes, we will call it “Minced Mouse”! I send you, his family, these memories, and the love of so many who benefitted from the humble grandeur Stephen White brought to us all.

William Venable Feb 05 ,2022

Classmate ,Arlington ,Texas

Lisa and family, Marty and Jamie - I was so sad to hear of Steve's passing. He was always a great friend, teammate in football and basketball, and someone who could be counted on. You all will be in my prayers. I wish that I could have been in KC to celebrate his great life.

Michael A. Morrison Feb 05 ,2022

Friend, old classmate ,Mobile ,AL

I'm very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He sat in the front of the class with all the bright ones. Lucky and blessed I am to have met him. Surely by now Steve is in Heaven, insight of our Lord: telling the stories of his life and the great love of his family. My deepest respects.

Maureen Davis Feb 07 ,2022

AVI Family Texas ,Austin ,Texas

May Deacon Steve Rest In Peace. May God’s peace be with all your family. You are in our prayers. God bless all! Maureen Davis (AVI Family Texas)

Colleen Boeding Feb 09 ,2022

He cared for my pets ,Merriam ,Kansas

I am heartbroken to learn of Steve's passing. He lovingly cared for my 2 dogs and 2 cats over the past 18 years. Always seems as though he loved them as much as I did. I always looked forward to our annual checkups to get caught up on our mutual friends and interests. Some people just work their way into your heart. RIP Steve.

Bill Gonterman Feb 09 ,2022

Sigma Chi - KSU ,Lewisville ,Texas

Condolences to the family. I did not know Steve well as I was in a later pledge class in Sigma Chi, but what a wonderfully written tribute to a life obviously well lived. No doubt that he brought glory to the Lord. In Hoc, Brother Steve.

Maureen Hampsch Woodill Feb 09 ,2022

Friend ,Sandwich ,Massachusetts

Dear Lisa, Fay and family, My deepest condolences to you all. Although I never met Steve I’ve heard lovely things about him in my communications with Fay and I know he will be deeply missed by many. I’m sending healing prayers and hugs for your loss. I’m sure he will always be near watching over those he loves. God bless. Maureen Hampsch

John Frendreis Feb 10 ,2022

Sigma Chi / KSU ,Chicago ,Illinois

To Steve’s Wife, Daughters and Family. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. To those who had the privilege of knowing Steve as Sigma Chi Pledge Brother he exemplified the meaning of a ‘Man of Good Character’. During our years in the ‘House’ I respected him for his trusted disposition and always remember Steve’s smile & laughter which he effortlessly shared with us all.

RoseAnn VOGT Feb 12 ,2022

Client with cat "Odilia" ,Fairway ,Kansas

Dr White took my cat Odilia and I step by step through discovering the cause of her skin allergy. After carefully reasoned deductions & appointments Dr White concluded her dry food should change. Odilia has been on that new food - allergy free- for many healthy & happy years. RoseAnn Vogt PS It is wonderful to learn that he was a Cure' deacon too.

Nicholas Shigouri Jun 08 ,2022

Patient ,Mission ,Kansas

Dr. White diligently saw after my dogs Teddy, Rosie and their puppy Pancho for 12 years. When I found out Rosie was pregnant in February of 2020, it was Dr. White who walked me through the pregnancy and birth cycle. Dr. White followed up around the clock when she gave birth, and everything he had said was precisely correct. Much to my shock, one of the newborn pups had a quarter sized hole in his belly and I was heartbroken that the pup might not make it. Dr. White said he’d woken in the night and came up with a plan to try and save the puppy, and once again, miraculously, Dr. White’s treatment plan was precisely correct and the puppy, whom I kept and named Pancho, made it. Dr. White saved my puppy. I have at least a dozen instances of seeing Dr. White since 2009 where some bizarre set of grave ailments had befallen one of my dogs and every time, Dr. White saved the day. While I am incredibly sad to have lost him, my sadness does not come close to exceeding the gratitude I have toward him. I would like his family to know that my life and the lives of my dogs were all blessed by him and that I am incredibly and indescribably thankful to have had him in my life.

Services

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Feb 04 ,2022
Time:
10:30 AM
Google Map:
Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Feb 04 ,2022
Time:
11:00 AM
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