Stephen Ben Anderson, 63, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Wichita, surrounded by family. He was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Iola, the son of Glen and Ruth McBrayer Anderson.
Steve spent 36 years advocating for children and families as a social worker with Kansas Social Rehabilitation Services, retiring in 2010. He waited a very long time to find the love of his life, Barbara Chalker. They were married on June 19, 2010.
Steve had a great love of nature and animals, and was a firm believer in the Star Trek Prime Directive. Nearly everyone who met him became a friend of the gentle giant. He was never far away from his beloved dog, Poe.
Steve is survived by his wife Barbara; three daughters, Suzann Holland, Miranda Jones and Amber Anderson; stepchildren, Monica Ellis, Ben Bockover, Cari Jo Bockover and Rachel Bockover; a sister, Lucille Treganowan; nephews, nieces, granddaughters and many friends.
Cremation has taken place.Memorial celebration was today at 11 a.m. at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorial choice is Trinity United Methodist Church and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.
Cremation has taken place.
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