Steven L. Fox

Memorial services for Steven L. Fox, 67, Lawrence, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at First United Methodist Church West Campus in Lawrence. Steve battled leukemia and lymphoma, and died peacefully on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Steve was born April 25, 1947 in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Lavern and Mabel (Simons) Fox.

He had been a resident of Lawrence since December of 2009.

Steve graduated from Ulysses, KS High School and then went on to attend Fort Hays State University where he received his BA in Psychology and an MA in School Psychology.

He was a school psychologist in Abilene, KS from 1971 – 1979 and then became a State Farm Insurance agent in Garden City, KS from 1979 until he retired in 2008.

Steve was an avid golfer throughout life; from his many years at Southwind Country Club in Garden City and most recently Alvamar Country Club. His other interests included University of Kansas sports, traveling, food & wine, and spending time with his loving extended family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in both Garden City and Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Schneider, whom he married on August 9, 1970 in Hays, KS.

Other survivors include daughter: Erin Klein (Andrew) of St. Louis, MO; son: Evan Fox (Jennifer) of Kansas City, KS; three grandchildren: Drew, Ella, and Kate Klein; and one brother, Jim Fox (Lynne) of Dighton, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the First United Methodist Church Senior Ministries or the Mid-America Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

26 Condolences

  1. Joni Hughes on August 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Stan and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time

    Stan and Joni Hughes

  2. Clenece Hills on August 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Oh, Jan. I am so sad for you and all of your family. You will be in my heart and on my mind as you go through the coming days. Love to you, my sweet friend.

  3. Nancy Greenlee (Blickenstaff) on August 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Dear Jan and family,
    What sad news! I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. May God be with you. Nancy

  4. Julie Christner on August 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Jan, Erin and Evan – I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you in this difficult time. Steve was a wonderful man!

  5. Bonnie Standley on August 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Jan and Family: My heart goes out to you all. He was a great person, and boss. Will be thing of you at this time. Love to you all!!!!!

  6. blsckie gibson on August 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Steve, was a good friend and I enjoyed going a lot of the trips and conventions with him. A very big loss to the State Farm family. I will remember the family in my prayers

  7. Gary Knoll on August 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him in Garden City and at Southwind.
    Appreciated what he did for me in Garden City.

    Our Condolences to you and the kids.

    Gary and Sheila Knoll

  8. John and Julie Ford on August 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We felt we knew Steve well through all of our years with State Farm and frequent visits! We will be thinking of you.

  9. Bev and Gerry Miller on August 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Jan, Erin, and Evan,
    We are so saddened by the news of Steve’s death. What a fine man he was! We have such fond memories of him when you lived in Garden City. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.. Bev and Gerry Miller

  10. Randy Grisell: on August 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Jan, Erin and Evan:

    We are saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I enjoyed countless rounds of golf with Steve as well as several golf trips. Our golf group in Garden City will toast to Steve our next round. May Steve have only birdies in Heaven.

    Randy and Marsha Grisell

  11. Carmen (Wipf) Dietz on August 6, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Jan, Erin, Evan and family,
    So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Your family was very dear to me and I so loved your family. Steve often gave me a hard time when I would see him at school events. Great MAN!!!! I so loved having Evan in class. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Prayers are with you!

  12. Dan and Linda Graff on August 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Jan, Erin, and Evan,
    Dan and I are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was such a good person, both as our insurance agent and a parent to two great kids. He’ll be able to play those rounds of golf in heaven with no pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.

  13. Cristen Lowe on August 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Jan, you and your family have my deepest sympathy.

  14. Lee and Jennifer Barrett on August 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Jan, Erin and Evan,

    We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. Steve was such a wonder person. We will be praying for you all.

    Lee and Jennifer

  15. Lindsay Geier Winfrey on August 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I was so sad to hear about Mr. Fox’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Erin and the rest of the family at this tough time.

  16. Lynn and Joe Smith on August 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Jan, Evan, Erin, and Family,

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this time. Steve will be missed, but he will always be in our hearts.
    Our Love, Lynn and Joe

  17. BOB CARLSON on August 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of my friend and fellow agent for these many years. Steve was one of the good guys. Gentle and fun and always a smile with a warm greeting.

    There are no easy answers for the months and years ahead except to always remember the good times and be thankful that you had the opportunity to have them.

    God Bless,
    Bob Carlson, Lawrence, Ks

  18. Gerald & Phyllis Greene on August 8, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Jan and Family:
    We were so sorry to read of Steve’s passing in the Garden City paper. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days, may some happy memories be a comfort to you and yours.
    Gerald and Phyllis

  19. Linda & Tom Rishel on August 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Jan, Erin and Evan,

    We are so sad to hear about Steve. We enjoyed him as a friend, fellow church member, and our insurance agent. We will keep your families in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Don & Joanna Baker on August 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Dear Jan & family: I recall how much fun We always had at the Agent annual fishing trip plus all the trips. & conventions.
    Steve was always a professional Agent. & I admired his work ethic.It was a privilege to be an associate of Steve.
    We are so sorry to hear of his loss. & will prayer for the comfort of your family.
    Don & Joanna Baker

  21. Doris Rauhut on August 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Dear Jan,
    So very sorry to hear of this great loss in your family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  22. Leslie and Andrew Erd on August 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Fox and Klein Families!

    We are so incredibly sorry for your loss!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    Sincerely with Love!
    The Erd Family

  23. jan mead on August 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Although it has been almost too many years to count, I was in Steve’s high school graduating class. He was an “all around good guy” even then. A good student, a good athlete, a good person. The world, and so very many people, are undoubtedly so much better for his having lived among us. My sympathy to you, his family.

  24. Trey Riley on August 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Jan, Erin and Evan,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. The thing I remember the most from my few occasions with Steve was his obvious pride and love of his children and grandchildren. Challenged only by his love for the Jayhawks! I know his love for all will carry on in each of you.

    With deepest sympathy,


  25. Lurita Patrick on August 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Jan, Ron and I are saddened to learn of your loss. Ron said, “Steve was one of nicest guys.” That’s what I remember from high school, a young man that was always polite and kind to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Ron and Lurita

  26. Diz Washaliski on August 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Steve was one heck of a guy. Sorry to hear he passed!

    Diz & Wilma

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