Steven  Mayden
Steven Robert Mayden passed peacefully into heaven on January 7, 2020, at the age of 58, at his home near Lockwood, MO. Steve was born January 9, 1961, in Ogallala, NE, the son of the late Robert (Bob) Mayden and Joan (Peel) Mayden. He was baptized as an infant at St Luke's Catholic Church, in Ogallala, and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Lockwood, where he was a member.
Steve attended schools in Ogallala and Lincoln, NE; Pratt, KS; El Paso, TX and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, in Denver, CO, in 1979. A decorated athlete in high school, Steve was an all-state wrestler and defensive back and played collegiate football at both the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, CO, and Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, MO, where he graduated in 1983 with a BS in Business Management.
It was while attending Missouri Southern that Steve met his best friend and love of his life, Jane (Schnelle) Mayden. They were married December 30, 1983.
Following college graduation Steve began a 17 year career in Circulation with Gannett and Ottaway Newspapers, in Springfield, MO; Denver; Joplin; and Traverse City, MI. He then began a 19 year career with Information Technology at Americold Logistics, of Atlanta, GA, working from the Carthage, MO facility. Steve continued to work into his last days, with the integrity and commitment that was typical of everything he did in life.
Steve served in his community and in business as president of the Missouri Circulation Director's Association, on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Joplin, coached an untold number of seasons covering every sport for his children and local youth and helped start the Lockwood Youth Sports Mighty Mite Football Program.
Steve counted his most precious blessings as his wife, Jane Evelyn; his children, Kyle Robert Mayden (Whitney), of Diana, TX, Stefany Jane Hastings (Craig), of Blue Springs, MO, and Chance Steven Mayden, of Greenfield, MO; his grandchildren, Kelsyn Pannell, Ella Jane Mayden, Emri Chloe Mayden, Elsie Ann Mayden, Jack Floyd Hastings and Brett Matthew Hastings.
Steve leaves behind a legacy of the love of the outdoors which included taking care of his native prairie. He especially enjoyed traveling to see the majesty of the mountains of Colorado, the relaxing beaches of Florida and our National Parks with his wife and family, who made many trips to each with him over the years. Steve shared his love for and beauty of a covey of quail rising from an old fence row and the explosion of a cackling rooster pheasant over a good German Shorthair Pointer, with anyone who would take the walk with him. He loved taking the children and grandchildren out on ATVs for off-road four wheeling and instilled in them the importance of having a good, handy shed nearby to hang out and listen to music too loud while crafting up new woodworking projects for and with the grandchildren.
Along with his wife, children and grandchildren, Steve is survived by his mother, Joan Mayden, Cheyenne, WY; brother, Scott (Anne)Mayden, County Wicklow, Ireland; sisters, Annie (Doug) Mills, Leavenworth, KS, and Cindy Knutson, Portland, OR, and family, brought to him through marriage; his mother-in-law, Jean Schnelle, Lockwood, and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Robert Torris, St Petersburg, FL, Kent and Donna Schnelle, Elaine and Dave Coose, Dwight and Amanda Schnelle, all of Lockwood, Greg Hall and Germaine Mounce, Joplin, Mark and Sue Hall, Seneca, MO, and Keith and Tammy Hall, of North Kansas City, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Steve Mayden Memorial Youth Fund, and may be made through PayPal.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on January 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood, with burial at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Meinert, MO. An informal visitation will follow in the Family Life Center at the church.
Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.
Published on January 12, 2020

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