Forrest A. Steeves, 88, Emporia, died at his home on Saturday, June 20.
He was born on June 23, 1921 in Thayer, the son of Harry P. Steeves and Eva M. Yockey Steeves. He married Mildred M. Zugmler on Jan. 21, 1942 in Fredonia. She suvives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Barry E. Steeves and wife, Rosemary, Northampton, Mass.; a daughter, Nancy S.. Fuqua and husband, Jerry, Topeka; a sister, Dorothy L. Clower, Winfield; grandchildren Malee J. Lynn and husband, Denny, Arlington, Texas, Mitchell K. Fuqua and wife, Danelle, Shawnee; great-grandchildren Connor and Kate Lynn, Arlington, Texas, and Kinley, Brynn and Maura Fuqua, Shawnee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harry P. Steeves, Jr.
He was an electrical contractor for many years in Emporia and Chanute. He kept his Masters license until he was 80. He was in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was a life member of Ball-McColm Post #5 American Legion, and Lowry-Funston Post 1980 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 25 at First Christian Church, Emporia. The family will greet everyone an hour before the service. A private inurnment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. The service will be conducted by Pastor Bob Colerick.
Memorial contributions to the First Christian Church or Beta Sigma Phi Memorial Fund may be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.