Steven LeRoy Seimears, 70, of Independence, formerly of Severy and Sedan passed away February 3, 2022, at his home.\n\nHe was born on July 3, 1951, at Eureka, Kansas to George Walter Wesley "Babe" and Alpha May (VanZandt) Seimears. Steven grew up and attended school in Severy graduating from Severy High School.\n\nSteven was a veteran of the Vietnam War proudly serving in the U.S. Navy from January 1971 until receiving his honorable discharge in December 1974. After receiving his discharge, he returned to the Severy area.\n\nOn August 10, 1974, he was united in marriage to Renita Nusz at Severy. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Severy and Howard area. The couple later moved to the Sedan area where Steven oversaw maintenance at Sedan City Hospital for over 20 years. They moved to Independence two years ago.\n\nSteven was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and loved spending time with his family.\n\nSurvivors include his wife, Renita of the home; two sons, Eric Seimears of Severy, and Caleb Seimears of Lenexa; three sisters, Frances Marie Barrier, Juaneva June Lakin, and Cora Sue Thornton; two brothers, Frank Allen Seimears, and Charles Lee Seimears; and five grandchildren, Eric's children Danielle, John, and Raelyn Seimears, and Gideon and Ruth Seimears both of Lenexa.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Walt Seimears, George Edwin Seimears, and James Leon Seimears, and four sisters, Peggy Joann Seimears, Trudy Gertrude Lakin, Lucretia Applegate, and Ella Eloise Knight.\n\nFuneral Services will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.at the Severy Southern Baptist Church with his brother Pastor Allen Seimears officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.\n\nFriends may call on Friday, February 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.\n\nIn lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Steven's memory to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.\n\n\nTo view the funeral service of Steven Seimears, copy and paste the following url in a new web browser page: https://my.gather.app/remember/steven-seimears-2022\n\nYou can also view the funeral service by going to the David W. Barnes Funeral Home page on Facebook, a post is set up to view Steven's funeral by clicking the link in the post.