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Steven N. Craven

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.

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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.

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