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William “Steve” Moyer

August 16, 2020
  • William “Steve” Moyer, Newton, KS, passed away Sunday, August 16th.

Steve was the fourth son of Joseph D. Moyer and Margaret A. (Stephenson) Moyer.  Born in Oklahoma City prematurely and only 3lbs on December 19, 1952 he was considered a miracle baby that would go on to bring laughs to almost everyone he ever met. Steve lived in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas as a child with his parents and siblings: Jenny Stephenson, Martha Stephenson, David Moyer, and Nancy Moyer.

He completed most of his education in Wichita, KS and attended Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University.

As a young man he started what would become a 44-year career with Dillon’s/Kroger where he regularly made co-workers into lifelong friends. He ultimately retired as an Accounting/Audit Manager in 2017 and became best friends with the dog he “didn’t” want, Bentley Miles.

On August 1st, 1986 he married the love of his life Catherine “Cathy” Monares. He and Cathy met while both working for Dillon’s, had their first date on Valentine’s Day of 1986 and decided a short courtship was all they needed before making it officially forever. They just celebrated their 34th anniversary. Steve and Cathy were both from large families and kept the tradition going, raising a family of 5 children, 15 grandkids, and a first great grandchild on the way. He loved family gatherings and the grandkids LOVED coming to grandpa and grandma’s house. The older kids especially loved/cringed/laughed hearing grandpa’s advice.

Steve was a one-of-a-kind personality that never met a stranger.  The countless jokes, (bad) advice, and one liners will live on creating laughs with all memories shared. “That’s nuttier than a squirrel turd.”  “That’s neater than puppy (poop)”.- Steve Moyer

Steve was beyond proud of his family and is blessed to be survived by them all.  Wife Cathy; Daughter Ashley Moyer, kids Ryan and Mary; Son Rhett Moyer and wife Maria, kids Brianna, Chance, and Hailee; Daughter Erica Edwards and husband Luke, kids Keon, Vanessa, Zoey, Reese, Quinn, and Neko; Daughter Allison Moyer and Zach Davis, kids Kade, Korie, Knox, and Kolt; Son Kellen Moyer; and Bonus Daughter Anyssa Tempera-Parks, kids Pierce and Vaida.  Along with an abundance of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Margaret, his sister Martha, and in-laws Angel and Esther Monares.

A private, immediate family only service, will be held at Second Baptist Church by Pastor Floyd Edwards.  A come and go memorial reception will be held at Wild Prairie Event Center on Saturday, August 22nd, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. for those who wish to attend.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to:

United Way of Harvey County

103 E Broadway

Newton, KS 67114 or in care of Petersen Funeral Home


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8 thoughts on “William “Steve” Moyer

  1. Always was a big fan of this guy. Never a dull moment. I feel very fortunate and lucky to have had the times with him. Ill always treasure them. ❤ all my love to Erica and Cathy during these times.

  2. Oh Steve what great times we had every summer when the city boys came to our farm! You will be missed but always loved and remembered. Till we meet again….

  3. Steve you were a great guy and friend and Sally and me will greatly miss you. Our prayers go out to Cathy and the whole family. Steve is now in heaven making all of the angels laugh!

  4. I worked With Steve at Dillons number 97 he was one of the most big-hearted, sweetest guys you could ever know. Always smiling! he was part of our family and will be dearly missed!
    Soncerely, Frances wonser(seafood manager)

  5. Oh Steve how we will miss you and your humor. Thanks for teaching me about the Yahtzee dice. You made me smile every time you called me ( acting as an upset customer and saying he got three legs and only one wing in his deli dinner) then went on to do business. Those calls always made my day. Love you dear brother, and will see you again someday.

  6. I was always happy to see him to see him enter the room knowing I’d soon be laughing. But, he was also very intelligent. He was very insightful, and a good problem solver in the style of Albert Einstein.

  7. Steve was the greatest golfing buddy I ever had. I loved his one of a kind laugh. He was a true friend. I have been blessed knowing him for 35 years. I saw him a few months before he passed. We sat together on his front porch and talked about our past. Steve will be missed by all who knew him.

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