Obituaries detail

Dr. Steven Clark Holeman
Nov 23,1962---Jul 18,2019

Born November 23, 1962 at Blythe, Ca. Passed away July 18, 2019 of a heart attack at his private practice, Living Solutions Counseling and Play Therapy, in Independence, Mo. 


Steve was raised in Tulsa, Ok. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo which he attended on a football scholarship.  After college he coached American Football in Finland, Switzerland and The Netherlands before returning to the US. He worked for Children’s Medical Center and Department of Human Services in Tulsa while earning his Master’s Degree at Northeastern Sate in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

After achieving his Masters he moved to Liberty, Mo and set up his private practice while working on his Doctorate degree. Steve worked in a field he loved for 30 years, with 25 of those years being in private practice. Steve felt providing counselling and helping make other people’s lives better was his ministry. He had a deep concern and genuine caring and love for his patients as well as his mother, family, and friends who needed a little advice, support and love.

Steven loved the mountains but didn’t take nearly enough time away from the responsibilities of his practice to enjoy them often enough. He had to make sure his mom had a nice secure place to live and patients/friends were taken care of. Unfortunately he didn’t realize the “caretaker” needed to be taken care of, too.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon Kaye Black, his aunts Eva Black, Joanna Black, his uncle Web Shirley, and great aunt Reba Pettit as well as a number of cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Holeman, a sister, Deborah, grandparents Haskell and Nadean Black, Uncle Wendel Black, Uncle Haskell Black and Aunt Barbara Shirley.

Services will be held Saturday July 27th at 2:00 pm, Community of Christ Church, 1220 West Liberty Dr., Liberty, Mo.  Additionally, a memorial service will be held in Atwood, OK on August 3rd at 2:00 pm at the Atwood Church of the Nazarene.

Additional Service:
Memorial Service
Location:
Community of Christ Church
Address:
1220 W. Liberty Dr.
City:
Liberty
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64068
Date of Service:
Jul 27 ,2019
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
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Additional Service:
Memorial Service
Location:
Atwood Church of the Nazarene
Address:
4096 OK-48
City:
Atwood
State:
Oklahoma
Zip Code:
74827
Date of Service:
Aug 03 ,2019
Time of Service:
Additional Information:
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Condolences

Michael & Jerie Bucko Jul 23 ,2019

Friends ,Independence ,Missouri

Our deepest condolences to his loved ones. His passing leaves a huge hole in our lives. He was a dear and valued friend and we will remember the laughter we shared. We take comfort in knowing that he is with his heavenly Father.