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 Steven Charles Standley, age 62, of Lamar, Missouri passed away August 27, 2021, at 2:22 p.m.        
Steven was born October 25, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri to Charles Kinder Standley and Carol Sue (Orrell) Standley. Steven graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1977. Steven was an all-around athlete, whether it be playing running back on the football team, running track, or holding the record in pole vaulting. He attended Pittsburg State University on a football scholarship and ran for the track team while he was at the university. On July 3, 1982, Steven married Christine Joanne Matthews in Lamar, Missouri.
Steven was self-employed and started his career in construction. While continuing construction he also started numerous companies supporting environmental endeavors thru his milling and recycling work. Steven loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, bass fishing, water skiing and was a boating and car enthusiasts. He enjoyed traveling to the beach and staying close to home with family and friends around the backyard pool. He loved animals, especially his beloved dogs, whom you would often see Steve walking or taking for a ride in the golf cart. When his daughter was younger, you would always find him on the softball field coaching and watching her play. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Steven would do anything for anybody, and he had an amazing sense of humor and love for all those who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Standley, his daughter, Stefanie Standley, his parents, Charles and Carol Standley, his brother, Shawn (Jolene) Standley, his sister, Suzanne (David) Cato, and nieces, Lakin Standley, Kinder Standley, Shelby (Luke) Davey and nephew, Drew (fiancé Kayla) Cato.

Steven was preceded in death by a sister, Penny Lee Standley.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Charlie 22 Outdoors in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#13 Lamar, MOMark Fleming 2021-09-12 21:47
Barbara & I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. He was a very special guy and a true friend. He will be missed by all of his friends and especially his special family. We are so sorry!!
#12 LamarMoConnie & Gary White 2021-09-09 22:12
Our condolences go out to all the family. Prayers for you all during this time of grief!
#11 Sugar Camp, WisconsinCaroline Reeve 2021-09-07 20:06
I am a friend of Stefanie's and although I never met Stefanie's Father, I can imagine how much of an incredible person he was to be able to bring up an angel of a person that Stefanie is on the inside and out. She's the most beautiful person and I have ever met and I have her parents to thank for her friendship.

Sending all of my thoughts and prayers to Stef, her Mom and extended family.
#10 Riverton,KSJeremy strup 2021-09-05 18:00
My condolences to the family and many friends. Steven was always only a phone call away. He was a great mentor and friend. He grave me great advice when it was needed most. He will be missed greatly.
#9 LamarMOSteve,Sarabelle DeWi 2021-09-05 02:21
So sorry for your loss, Steven was a nice guy who was always smiling. Saw him a lot when I worked at O’Sullivans, very friendly. Praying for you and your entire family.
#8 West Hills CAJerry & Kathy Wilson 2021-09-04 23:25
Steven was our nephew, we can barely believe he is gone the shock is still with us. He was kind and sweet and loving. He never met a stranger, always stopped and talked to people. He loved and cared for all his family lent a helping hand to all them. His daughter was the apple of his eye, she and his wife Christy will miss him always. Rest is Peace dear Steven we will miss you so much forever.
#7 Kimberling City, MOAlice Wakeem Stewart 2021-09-03 19:15
So very very sorry. My sympathies to the entire family. I was in Steven's class. He was a great person even then. I know he will be missed and I am beyond saddened.
#6 Lamar, MOStephanie Desbien-Wr 2021-09-03 18:48
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Steve with a smile and a hearty laugh, always a smile on his face and a kind word. He was taken far too soon. You are in my prayers. Rest In Peace, Steven. You will blessed.
#5 Joplin, MOLeisha Maupin Beard 2021-09-03 17:26
My sincere condolences to the family of Steven. You mentioned that he would always help anyone out. Once when I was 16, I slid my car into a deep ditch, and was petrified to call my parents. Steven came by and offered me a tow, and vowed to never tell my parents :) That's just the kind of guy he was, he saw someone in need and did what he could to help.
#4 MissouriMarlys Buckner 2021-08-31 00:02
My condolences to Steven’s family. He was a good guy and another friend gone too soon

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