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Stephen F. Poage, 64, St. Joseph, MO

Stephen F. Poage, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Stephen F. Poage, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Steve was born on November 17, 1948 in St. Joseph to Cecil Allen and Bernice Irene (Blake) Poage. He attended Missouri University, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Western State University and received his Master’s Degree from North West Missouri State University in Elementary and Secondary Education.

He worked at Bessie Ellison Elementary for 34 years by the St. Joseph School District and St. Joseph Christian for 3 years. Stephen was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents.

He married Barbara Ann Kulessa on December 22, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes children, Stephanie (Josh) Bowen, Kansas City, Missouri; Andrew Poage, of St. Joseph; Heidi (Ben) Allison, Springfield, Missouri; and Grant Poage, St. Joseph; sister, Paula Davis, Lynchburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Jake, Abby and Kimberlin Bowen.

Services 11:00 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

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