Steven Nunley

Celebration of life for Steven Allen Nunley, 51, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service at the mortuary.  A reception will be held at Set Em Up Jacks following the service.  Steven died January 5, 2022, at his home in Lawrence.

Steven was born July 26, 1970, in Lawrence, KS the son of Don and Cathy (George) Nunley.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1988.  He worked at Dale Wiley’s as a Recon Manager for several years.

He loved music, cars, and watching the Chiefs and the Jayhawks.

He is survived by his parents, Don and Cathy Nunley of Eudora; his sister, Heather McKeel of Eudora, his nephew, Zachary McKeel of North Kansas City, his niece, Danielle McKeel of Eudora and her children Noelle and Evey; Uncle Gayland & Aunt Linda Lilienkamp, Aunt Teri Davenport, Aunt Debbie Nunley and many cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made in Steven’s name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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28 Condolences

  1. Dave on January 10, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Sorry for your lost but he is in a better place.

  2. Tracy Rose on January 10, 2022 at 8:08 am

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Nunley Family. I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. Life is so short. I wish you all nothing but love, strength and many warm memories. xoxo

  3. Dee Carpenter on January 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Steve was the nicest guy just like his parents. He will be missed by all. Tim & I love the Nunley family & are so very sorry for your loss! Tim & Dee Carpenterr

  4. Linda & Gayland Lilienkamp on January 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Steve was one of a kind. I don’t know any one who knew Steve that didn’t love him. His laugh was a special laugh. You always knew it was Steve. We will miss you so very much. Rest In Peace . Love you Steve.

  5. Walburn, Judy Clark on January 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    My heart is broken for you, Don, Cathy and Heather. I will always remember Steve for his kindness and sweet smile. He was loved by everyone who met him and spent time with him. I feel fortunate to have been part of his life for so long and watch him grow from a sweet boy into the kind man he was. Your loss is immeasurable and cannot be quantified in words, but so is the love he left behind. ❤️

  6. Annette Dietz on January 10, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    I can’t tell you how sad I was to hear about your Steve. My memories would have been more about Stevie but I know he was just an amazing guy. I was talking with my daughter, Kim, about him and she told me how well loved he was when they were in school together. I am so sorry and sending you my very deepest sympathy,
    Annette Dietz

  7. Steve and Sally Knoll on January 10, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Verle and Karen Smith on January 10, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Words cannot express how sorry we are. Our hearts go out to your whole family. We watched Steven grow from a little boy. He was always so polite and friendly. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Cathy and Don, our hearts are broken.

  9. Cheb on January 10, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Don,Cathy and Heather, I am very grateful to have known Steve and the opportunity meeting you all. My heart breaks for you, your family and all that were so close to him. Steve is one of a kind, unreplaceable and will be missed but never forgotten.

  10. Aunt Teri on January 10, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    You were my baby, Steve! I’ll always remember your smile, our common love of music, and your great infectious laugh! You will be forever missed an always in my heart! I love you, buddy!

  11. John and Lindsey Pendry on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    We cannot begin to understand the pain you all must be feeling…. we are so very sorry for the loss of your son. May Gods loving arms embrace you all to help you through these difficult times. Our love and prayers.

  12. Reece E. Wiley on January 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I’m sure there was more that Steve wanted to do. He always did the best he could for those around him. Heaven now has a new band mate.

  13. Charlotte Bond on January 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    It is so hard for me to find words. My heart hurts for you all. I am praying that you can find peace in your memories and knowing that all your friends and family are here for you.

  14. Norma Jean Wheelock on January 11, 2022 at 8:07 am

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Nunley family. May memories and love give you strength and comfort.

  15. Lori on January 11, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Steve had so many lovely, endearing qualities about him but the one I found that was predominant was his deep love for his family. I found that to be so sweet & wonderful! I will be forever grateful that he was my friend & will miss him immensely. To all of his family and friends, I offer my sincere condolences. I wish all much peace & love. To Steve, thank you for being my sunshine on cloudy days. Rest now my friend…❤

  16. Debbie Mills Shafer on January 11, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Don and Family
    So sorry to hear about your loss. I know he will be greatly missed. God has another wonderful angel .

  17. Judy Copeland on January 11, 2022 at 10:05 am

    So sorry for your loss rest in peace in lp

  18. Dr Charles Kincaid and Staff on January 11, 2022 at 10:50 am

    We were sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. He was a very nice patient. May his memory forever be a blessing.

  19. George and Cheryl Hunsinger on January 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Don, and Cathy, was saddened to read about your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Kelley Shankel on January 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Steve was a beautiful bright fabric that was woven into my memory of my high school years. We lost touch after high school but Facebook put us back in touch with each other. He would occasionally hit me up on Facebook messenger. He sent me a message after I went skydiving and told me I was a badass. Sometimes he would just send a random message telling me he loved me. He was such a sweet guy. I will miss hearing from him. RIP Steve.

  21. Jimmy and Velda Dick on January 12, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Don, Cathy, and family, Sorry very sorry, for your loss. Stephen always had a big smile and never failed to say hi when I took my car in for service. Always pleasant when I would see him around town. You are all in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

  22. Sarah Houston Reynolds on January 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    It’s so hard to know what to say. And so hard to believe that Steve is gone. He was such a good person and friend to so many.His locker was next to mine in high school and we became friends. He had the unique ability to make others laugh. He will be so missed. I’m thinking about and sending prayers and love to the family. ❤

  23. Wade Delfelder on January 13, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Steve’s smile and his sense of humor always made me smile and laugh. I really enjoyed visiting with him over the many past years. I will definitely miss him.
    My condolences. RIP Steve

  24. Creston and Chris on January 14, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Dan & Cathy, we are so sorry that Steven has passed. It was a pleasure to have known him for his entire life. We loved his gentle spirit and sweet demeanor. We will miss and we miss you now. Will get together soon.

  25. Dee Ann (Steinbring) Kaempfe on January 15, 2022 at 10:14 am

    I have such fun memories of Steve. He had the biggest heart and the most amazing laugh I’ve ever heard. In our last conversation, just a few weeks ago, we laughed hysterically, reminiscing. As always, he lifted me up with his kindness and compliments and feelings about me through the 35+ years we knew each other. Wish I could be there today in person to celebrate his life, but Mother Nature unfortunately dictates otherwise. Condolences to all family and friends. RIP sweet friend… you will be missed.

  26. Ron and Debbie Rowland on January 15, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Don and Cathy.

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

  27. Gary Tollefson on January 20, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Don, I saw the name and knew he had to be one of yours…This is not supposed to happen, but sometimes it does…there is peace and understanding found only in the person and Word of Jesus Christ…may His truths bring that strength and peace that you so need in this time of loss….an old, old friend…Gary Tollefson

  28. Brian Hanson on March 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I met Steve in 7th grade English class at CJHS. Just Thinking about all the funny things that we talked about. Chewing on Skoal bandits while he imitated Arnold Schwarzenegger from Conan the barbarian while sitting in the back of class

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