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Steven Scott Paul

Steven Scott Paul, 73, earned eternal rest January 8, 2020 after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascend Hospice, 783 N.E. Anderson Lane, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64064 or Alzheimer’s Association,


Known for his quick wit and an ornery streak a mile wide, Steve never missed the opportunity to tease someone he liked or to insert a wry comment or well-timed joke into a situation.  Blessed with an easy smile and loads of charm, Steve was a natural salesman, enjoying many years in the sporting goods and firearms industry.  His light shown so bright that in addition to his own children, nieces, nephews, and the children of friends were drawn to him like a moth to a flame.   Steve was also a fantastic cook known for his fettucine alfredo and wizardry on a Weber grill or smoker.  He referred to many of his culinary creations as “lip treats” and was thrilled when dishes were quickly devoured. 


Steve was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and sharing tales from various trips with anyone who would listen.  On random evenings, he could be heard blowing a duck call inside the house and never seemed to mind that nary a single duck ever landed on the living room floor.  Steve was a cowboy at heart born a century too late.  He loved western movies and books, riding horses, and even working cattle on a friend’s ranch.  Steve was legendary for his handlebar mustache, collection of cowboy boots, and moseying into a room in boots, a starched shirt, and even starchier Wranglers.  The entrance was typically followed by a greeting of “howdy.”


Steve was a man of lifelong faith and love of God.  He believed that everyone should enjoy their time on Earth but, understand it was only temporary with the greatest journey ahead in Heaven.  He would always encourage people to remember a lost loved one as they were but, rejoice that they had gone home to God.  He would wish to be honored in this same manner and for each person to recall their favorite memory of him with a smile or laugh. 


Steve was born December 17, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents Theodore Edwin Louis “Bud” Paul and Evelyn June (Stutz) Paul. He is survived by his children Amber Paul and Andrew Paul, brother Terry Paul (Linda) and sister Gloria Martin, uncle Bill Stutz (Marie) as well as beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Memorial Service
Bethany Lutheran Church
9101 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park
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Jan 18 ,2020
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2:00 pm
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Judy Ward Jan 25 ,2020

Sons grew up with Andy and Amber ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

Dear Andy and Amber, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Roger passed away three years ago and I am sure that he and your dad are comparing guns! and fishing gear. You will miss him forever, but aren't we blessed to have had them both in our lives. With sincere sympathy, Judy Ward