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Craven, Steven N.

Craven, Steven N.

August 18, 1952 — November 24, 2022

Steven Nola Craven, 70, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away November 24, 2022, surrounded by family and his beloved dog Sven.

Steve was born August 18, 1952, in Kansas City, MO.  He grew up in Liberty, MO and graduated from Liberty High School in 1970.  Steve later received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.  He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

Steve was united in marriage to his high school classmate, Kathleen Sue McKinzie, on June 19, 1976, at Bennett Park in Liberty. They lived in Texas for 10 years where Steve worked for the cities of Corpus Christi and Plano. After deciding to return to Liberty, Steve found an opportunity with Liberty Savings Bank where he worked for 20 years.  In 2005, Steve went to work in consulting for Farin and Associates in Madison, WI, retiring in 2018.

Steve was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, the University of Missouri Alumni and past president of Liberty Rotary.  He was blessed with a servant’s heart, very active in his church, and generously volunteered in his community.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kathleen; children, Emily Barker (Brian) of Kansas City, MO, and Elliot Craven (Amanda) of Kansas City, MO.  He adored his four grandchildren, McKinzie, Hudson, Aria and Jameson.  Steve also leaves Kathleen’s family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Steve’s life at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, December 6, at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO. Memorials are suggested to Habitat for Humanity.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Steve’s life at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, December 6, at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO. Memorials are suggested to Habitat for Humanity.

Craven, Steven N.'s Guestbook

Kathleen, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for God’s strength to help get you and your family through this difficult time. If you need anything do not hesitate to call. William Tinsley DDS

William Tinsley

Kathy my condolences for you and your family on the passing of your wonderful husband! I did not know him personally but had heard great things from those around him from our H S days!!.. Prayers for all at this time. donna gray woolard class of "66

donna woolard

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at the bank with Steve the 20 years he was there, he was always available if you needed his help. He was a kind and understanding person and I considered him a friend as well as a boss. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.

Ethel Raines

So sorry to hear! Prayers to Kathleen and the whole family! We were blessed to have known him.

Roger and Sandy McCollum

Was a talented musician and a friend to many. Condolences to the family.

Rich Mobley

Kathleen, my condolences to you and your family. Steve will be remembered kindly by those who knew him.

Jack Isley

An accomplished man and a great human. My best to Kathleen and the rest of the Craven family.

Bill Dye

Kathie...you are very special to me and have been Steve's angel. Love to you and the family. Claudia

Claudia Fischer Bennett

MANY years of fun memories of a man with a great smile. Love, hugs and prayers to Kathy and your family .

Beth Bruner Tharp

Very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with his family.

Karen Gibson- Hull

Loved You Steve. See You on the other side..............

Pat Thomas

Dear friend, you will be greatly missed. Condolences to the entire Craven family.

Ralph Burton

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