Steven Lee Kettle

04/03/1952 – 04/16/2019

Obituary for Steven Lee Kettle

Steven “Poppy” Lee Kettle, 67, of Sedalia, MO passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born on April 3, 1952, in Sedalia, the son of Merle L. and Sally M. (Clemons) Kettle, who preceded him in death.

On August 10, 1974, in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Debbie S. Clinger, who resides of the home.

Steven enjoyed gardening and watching the hummingbirds. He had a great sense of humor and always had a joke ready to tell. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed..

Besides his wife of forty-four years, survivors include two children, Adam Kettle of Sedalia and Amy Tichenor (Willie) of Osceola, MO; one brother, Barry Kettle (Debbie) of Columbia, MO; four grandchildren, Isaac Tichenor, Madison Tichenor, Alexa Kettle, and Bristol Kettle; one great-granddaughter, Ariel Olivos; and numerous cousins and extended family.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO with Rev. Dan Hankins, officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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– Henry Holtzclaw
Steve and I worked at JCPenney together for several years he was a fine young man. We also served as coaches for the basketball team of the local Boys Club, it always seem to come down to Steve’s team and my team in the playoffs, Steve beat me every time by anywhere from 2 to 6 points. He was very competitive in anything he did. He also loved to play poker, which we did once the month when we lived in Sedalia. The world will not be the same without Steven kettle, I will miss him as a friend, but I know, that I will see him in the future, as I pass on to the heavens above. Fear not, for he is in a better place.may God rest his soul and bless his family!
– Jim Lockhart
Deepest sympathies and prayers for you Debbie, as well as your entire family. Cherish your many memories, they will help you carry through the most difficult days.
– Candy Frommelt

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