LONDON - Steven E. Vallery, 60, of South Solon, died Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Born Sept. 27, 1953 in Springfield, he was a son of Edwin and Suzanne (Rothe) Vallery.
Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Teresa (Holland) Vallery; children, Sabrina Vallery (fiancée Ross Woodruff), Chris (Arica) Vallery, Erica (Jason) Hutson and Edwin (Victoria) Vallery; known as Papi to his grandchildren: Kenzie, Kyle, Vallery, Abby and Coleston; brother, Jeff Vallery; father, Edwin (Rita) Vallery; mother, Suzanne Howsmon; aunts and uncles, Carl (Sharon) Vallery, John (Candy) Vallery, Marion (Debbie) Vallery, Norma (Donald) Hux, Carolyn (Tony) Perone, Linda (Donald) Seaburn, Carolyn Wilson and Joe Emrich; many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Martha Emrich; and grandparents, Ernest and Marian Vallery and Russell and Chloe Rothe.
Steve always had a love for family and farming. He started farming at a young age alongside his father, Edwin. Steve was currently farming with his dad and son, Chris. His joys in life -after his family - included watching basketball, football and Western movies.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, with Pastor Sue McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in Range Township Cemetery, Sedalia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.