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Dr. Ronald F. Stevens

August 6, 2021

Dr. Ronald F. Stevens, son of Fred and Geneva Stevens, was born on January 13, 1949, in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away peacefully on Friday, August 6, 2021, at Kidron Bethel, at the age of 72, surrounded by his loving family. As a devoted husband, father and grandfather Ron will be missed by many. He was a member of the St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral.

Ron attended Westminster College and graduated from Kansas State University before attending medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico. He then returned and did his residency at K.U. School of Medicine. He then met and married the love of his life, Pamela L. Stevens on October 24, 1982, in Wichita, Kansas. He then dedicated his career to serving others as a family physician. He worked at Bethel Clinic, was a partner at Wichita Clinic; and finally retired from Via Christi/Ascension in 2016. He enjoyed getting to know and caring for his patients and their families, who in return enriched his life.

When he wasn’t working as a doctor one of Ronnie’s favorite things to do was to get away and spend time in Avon, Colorado. Over the years he took joy in hiking, biking and downhill skiing. This love of being in the mountains is being continued on the same trails by his children and grandchildren. In the last few years, you could often find him sitting in the front yard on his glider soaking in the sunshine and friendly conversations. Ron enjoyed many things such as attending Kansas State football games, going on long motorcycle rides, cruising in his classic 52’ MG TD, evening phone calls with friends, eating his tiptop from Nuway or burgers from Ty’s Diner, wearing bow ties to the office and always having crushed ice chips and a Diet Pepsi nearby. His greatest joy of all was taking his wife, children and, most importantly, his grandchildren to Disney after his retirement. With the help of his Dream Team of Doctors, Dr. Bassam Mattar, Dr. Wassim H. Shaheen and Dr. Jason Taylor, Ron was able to spend more time with those he loved most.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Geneva Stevens. He will live on in the memories of his wife, Pam, son and daughter-in-law Tyler and Ericia Stevens, daughter Lauren Stevens, Grandchildren Landyn, Oliver and Savannah Stevens; Sisters and brothers-in-laws Jan and Jim Mattingly, Stephanie and Dr. Jay Stanley Jones, and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. His memory will also live in the many patients he served and met throughout his career. A special thank you to all who helped care for Ronnie in his final days.

Services will include a visitation Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. at Petersen’s Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St, Newton, KS 67114. The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 7515 E. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67209. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11800 W. Hwy 54, Wichita, KS 67209.

Memorials have been established with St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral,  7515 E. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67209; Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Dr. North Newton, KS 67117; and NMC Health, 600 Medical Center Dr., Newton, KS 67114.

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43 thoughts on “Dr. Ronald F. Stevens

  1. Thinking of your family. He was a great doctor and could make me laugh. Lovingly Kathi Zohn

  2. I am very sad to hear of Dr. Steven’s passing. Or our prayers to Pam and the rest of the family. He will be missed.

  3. We are so very saddened with the passing of Dr. Steven’s. He was wonderful to work for and always had a great sense of humor. He will be truly missed. Pam, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Mike and Lynnette Martinez

  4. Oh Pam – Tim and I are so sorry to read this. Many hugs to you and your family. He will be missed by many! Kim and Tim Manring

  5. He was my Dr. from his first days in Newton to his last and took amazing care of my mom until her passing! Fly high Dr. Stevens!
    Prayers for his family and friends!

  6. So very sorry to hear of dear Ronnie’s passing! Such a nice…sweet…caring man! He tried his best to endure his medical problems. May all his memories be with all who knew him! He will be greatly missed ! My sympathies to all the family! His memory eternal !

  7. I always enjoyed having Dr Stevens as my physician. His sense of humor and his caring nature could always put any patient at ease. I will truly will miss him.

  8. Ron,
    I’m bet you’re playing handball again with Rod Nicholson & Paul Hardman. Rest easy my friend.

  9. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great person and showed unbelievable patience with my father, Tom Petersen

  10. One of the best doctors I worked with bar none! He made Immediate Care long hours fun! Enjoyed our talks and his personality! My heart goes out to his family!

  11. Prayers to Pam and family. Dr. Ron will definitely be missed. What a wonderful man with such a big heart to everyone he met.

  12. He was our family doctor for many years and became a great friend. He always waited for a joke from me when I came to his office. He will be missed. Becky and my sincere condolences to Pam and family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  13. Was an honor to have met him and get to know him recently! I’ll sure miss him! Prayers to your family in this difficult time!!

  14. Know Ron loved family and his patients. He will be missed, but his life should be celebrated.

  15. Sorry to hear He pass away, He is very kind, nice , and helping a lot people, we miss you Dr.Ronal F Steven’s , you the Best Doctor we have

  16. Dear Ron, you saved my life twice and thought nothing of it. I will and have been eternally grateful for you, I will miss you greatly Your friend and former patient Steve K.

  17. With sadness we learned of Ron’s passing. Our sympathy to Pam and family. Ron was such a people person who left many great memories to be treasured.
    Royce & Jan Mitchell

  18. What a beautiful person inside as well as out!
    Hated him calling me “Martha”, but he found great joy in shouting it out in public!
    I will miss his smile, and love for all his patients.
    Fly high my friend, I’ll see you again someday!

  19. Will miss cousin Ronnie’s wit and smile. God be with Pam and family. Memory eternal.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers to the Steven’s family. Dr. Steven’s served our family well for many years and we are grateful. RIP Doc..

  21. Our sympathy to Pam and the family on Ron’s passing. Our doctor for years but he never treated us as a patient without treating us as a friend also. Dearly missed when he retired and will be missed even more now.

  22. I was so sad to hear of Dr. Stevens passing. I first met in when he interned at Axtel Hospital. He was friendly and always had something to say. He became like an Uncle to our grandaughter and always was very kind to her. We just happened to be visiting her in Colorado when we heard of his passing. She said she would really miss him and his encouraging words he always had for her. Thank you for your service to our Newton Community. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pam Tyler and family and also Lauren.

  23. Dear cousins Jan and Stephanie, so very sorry about your brother Ronnie. My whole Stevens family is thinking of you. It is heartbreaking to lose a sibling. Love to all of you.

  24. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. “Doc” as we all called him helped us through some really rough times of which we are forever grateful. Not only was he our Family Doctor but he was truly a GREAT FRIEND! He will be missed by all who knew him!

  25. Sorry to see his passing. He was my favorite doc since I moved here in ’86. He kept me going with his humor and a little scolding when I would stray from the path he had laid out.
    Great guy indeed.

  26. My husband and I became patients of Ron when we moved back to Newton. We loved him. He was a wonderful, caring Doctor and we will miss him greatly. He always made had time to talk with us, work on our medications to be sure they were correct.
    He cared about us as a whole person, and was just a very special person. You are in our paryers and I know God is watching over him. Remember the wonderful times with him. God bless all of his family

  27. To all the Stevens Family…Ronnie was so very special to our family. What an excellent doctor to my Mom, Gladys Morris. He was such a people man and he always had a
    positive up lifting personality. Just to think of him makes me smile. God bless all of you…

  28. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. He was our family doctor for many years, always smiling, such a warm & kind hearted man.

  29. Dr. Ron was golden!
    He kindly helped me many times in my dental practice and was a beloved professional by all of us.
    A truer example of a gentleman and charismatic friend cannot be found. He elevated our lives and our community with his personality and service!

  30. Our deepest sympathies to Pam and family for the loss of Dr Ronald Stevens. He was the Doctor for our whole family and through out the years guided us with our medical needs with great care and compassion. We will truly miss his warm smile and the friendly words he had for all that would be part of his family of patients. He was the best.

  31. Dr. Steven’s was s really nice guy! Always made me laugh . Prayers to his family and friends.. I appreciated him as my doctor for many years.

  32. I just learned of Dr Steven’s passing. I’m so sorry. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
    Chelle Gaede Coffee

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