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Steven Eye

February 14, 2022

Steve W. Eye, 58, died on February 14th, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

He was born February 9th, 1964, in Marion, Kansas, the son of Pat and Donna Eye. He attended Cedar Point Grade School, Strong City Middle School and Cottonwood Falls High School freshman year. He then graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1982.

On July 6th, 2002, Steve was united in marriage the love of his life, Donita Smith. The couple would have celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.

He started his aerospace career at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas which included working on Air Force One. He then went on to owning his own business, Med-Flite of MidAmerica, in Newton, Kansas.

Steve became a gear head at a young age leading him to a lifetime of racing and working on pit crews. He had a need for speed. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time hunting with his sons and friends. You could find him on the lake with loved ones almost every summer. He was blessed in 2015 with the gift of a kidney after years of dialysis. He, Donita and Cody founded the Newton Clay Target high school program in 2020. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time traveling and watching Cody compete in shooting completions. Seeing Cody accomplish his goal of becoming an All American Trap Shooter was a highlight of this last year. He was ornery, loved to entertain and if he was giving you a hard time, you knew he loved you. Steve and Donita were true soulmates who loved each other and their family more than anything.

Steve is survived by his wife, Donita Eye; father, Pat Eye; his children Kami Eye, Kaci Smalley and her husband Brandon, Cory Gouvion and his wife Ashley, Devin Eye and his wife Jessica, Joel Gouvion and his wife Manda, Nathan Gouvion and Teresa Westhoff, Brianna Gouvion, and Cody Eye; 5 grandsons; 7 granddaughters; and sister, Jaci Weigandt and her husband John.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Eye.

A visitation will be from 1pm – 4pm on Sunday, February 20th, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be at 11am on Monday, February 21st, 2022, at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas. Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to Donita Eye with Memo: Newton ClayTarget.

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16 thoughts on “Steven Eye

  1. Big Hugs and prayers to all of you. I will miss that ornery guy and my heart breaks for you all.

  2. Our sympathy and prayers to Donita and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Steve whenever our paths crossed. Sending our love…Dwight & Wanda

  3. Condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss Donita.

    Bridget Arellano-Hollis

  4. Sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Steve at trap shoots. I appreciated his caring advice on health matters and his positive attitude. He will be missed.

  5. Steve was a friend of my son Gary Stephens, I first met Steve when he was with all the guys racing in Wichita in 1985 or around that time. He always was friendly and it seems like I had known him forever. He will be missed

  6. We have know each other for many years, never a dull moment. Steve, your smile and graciousness will live for ever! Until we meet again, my God rest your soul and be with your family and friends. You will be missed!!


  7. Many many prayers go up to Donita and her family. Steve was a wonderful, funloving man that was willing to help anytime. May God continue to watch over and bless you and your family during this time. We love you! Fly high Steve! ❤

  8. I am sorry for the loss of steve. He was an incredible friend and person! He will greatly be missed by many. Prayers Donita and Cody. Fly high my dear friend!

  9. David Richardson,….. worked side by side on fr. 15 & 16 with the”Eyeball”, ….he knows what I’m talking about. When we meet later on, we know what we we say to each other (cxxksxxxer)!!! Enjoyed knowing him since Newton highschool!!

  10. RIP Buddy, you always had a smile and kind word for all. My Prayers and thoughts to your Family…

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