Obituaries detail

Steven Richard Inman, Age: 69
Jun 24, 1952 - Jul 02, 2021

 

 
Steven Richard Inman, 69 of Belton, Missouri peacefully transitioned into eternal glory at Saint Joseph Medical Center on Friday, July 2,2021 from pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by love and compassion with his wife and adult children at his side.
 
Steve was born on June 24,1952 in Jackson County, Missouri.  He graduated from Kansas City Missouri Southwest High School. After high school, Steve began working at the Sears Warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri and then at Vendo in Lenexa, Kansas.  Pursuing his interest as a firefighter, Steve became a volunteer firefighter at the Merriam, Kansas fire department.  Then he began a career as a firefighter/EMT at Leawood, Kansas fire department and later at Lenexa, Kansas fire department.  He was also a Fire Inspector for the city of Lenexa, Kansas.
 
Steve earned an Associate of Arts degree from Johnson County Community College in1982.  He also earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in1985 at the University of Missouri Kansas City while working as a firefighter.
 
Using his business degree, Steve worked for Gateway computers, and then for Paine Webber as a Financial Advisor.  Later, continuing his passion as a firefighter, he became a Fire Investigator for Anderson Investigations of Olathe, Kansas and an Adjunct Professor at Kansas City Community College as a Fire Science Instructor.  After retiring, he worked as a substitute teacher for Belton and Ray Pec School districts of Missouri. He also enjoyed working for Bike Walk of Kansas City as a league cycling instructor for elementary schools, until he enjoyed full retirement.
 
Steve had a passion for the great outdoors, which he enjoyed with his wife, family and friends, including fishing, camping, kayaking, swimming, bicycling, and geo-caching. He and his wife were members of the Ozark Wilderness WaterWays Club and supported "Day at the Lake" – Ability KC event at Smithville Lake with their tandem kayak. He also shared his zeal for photography, capturing amazing photographs and planting beautiful flower gardens. In his younger years, Steve played his guitar in a band they named Status Seekers with his brothers in Chanute, Kansas.
 
His children remember his quick-witted humor and many road trips with Beatle songs. For the last couple of summers, Steve mostly enjoyed relaxing, feeding the birds, and watching the deer with his wife at their lot at Linn Valley Lakes in Kansas.
 
Steve was a member of Rock Brook Church in Belton, Missouri.  In his past time, while at home, he enjoyed spending time on his computer, listening to many Christian Pastors on you-tube and playing his ukulele.
 
Steve joins his brother Michael Gordon Inman and his parents Gordon Ray Inman and Marcella Lois Inman (Manahan) in heaven. He is survived by his wife Gayle Inman of the home, his three adult children, Brandon (Tamami Sato) Inman, Teri (Marcus) Swindell, Andrew (Lauren)  Inman and their mother Vicki (Ed) McCarty, four siblings, David (Sandi) Inman, Annette Rasmussen, Cheryl Chavez, Doug (Kelley) Inman, sister- in- law, Julie Inman Barnes and nine grandchildren and many other cousins and relatives.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 1, 2021, at Rock Brook Church, 1715 E. 173rd St. Belton, Missouri 64012.   Visitation 3pm and Service 4pm.
 
Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis 13725 Metcalf Ave., Box 286 Overland Park, Ks. 66223 or Rock Brook Church. 
 
Additional Service:
Visitation
Location:
Rock Brook Church
Address:
1715 E. 173rd St.
City:
Belton
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64012
Date of Service:
Aug 01 ,2021
Time of Service:
3:00 pm
Additional Information:
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Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Rock Brook Church
Address:
1715 E. 173rd St.
City:
Belton
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64012
Date of Service:
Aug 01 ,2021
Time of Service:
4:00 pm
Additional Information:

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis 13725 Metcalf Ave., Box 286 Overland Park, Ks. 66223 or Rock Brook Church. 

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Condolences

Jack Lollas Jul 23 ,2021

Worked with Steve at Lenexa Fire Department ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Steve and I worked together at Lenexa Fire Department and became friends. My prayers will be with Steve and his family.

Daniel Anderson Jul 23 ,2021

A great friend ,OLATHE ,Kansas

Brandon, Thanks so much for letting me know about your Dad. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. When he left the college, I lost track of him. He was my driver at the firehouse. One of the best! God bless you and your family at this difficult time. Best, Daniel

John Karpinski Jul 23 ,2021

Lenexa Fire Department ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Sincere condolences to family and friends of Steve. JAK