Steven Grimsley
1970 - 2021
BORN
1970
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Smith Mortuary-Derby Chapel
1415 N. Rock Rd.
Derby, KS
Steven Grimsley
July 5, 1970 - June 28, 2021
Derby, Kansas - Former Derby Kansas resident Steven Glenn Grimsley, 50, of Alexandria, VA died unexpectedly on June 28, 2021 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Steve was born on July 5, 1970 in Wichita, Kansas and spent his childhood in Derby, Kansas. He later moved to Wichita, Kansas to complete his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Elementary Education at Wichita State University. He began his career as a teacher in Derby, Kansas and then moved to the Washington, DC area and continued his teaching career in Arlington County, Virginia. He loved being a teacher and took pride in helping shape young minds.
Steve is survived by his parents Glenn and Shirley Grimsley of Derby, his brothers Darin Grimsley (Kim) of Wichita and Jeremy Grimsley of Tulsa. He was preceded in death by his sister Crystal Grimsley and his mother Linda Grimsley.
A visitation with Steve's family will be 5-7pm Thursday, July 29, at Smith Mortuary-Derby. Funeral services will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Derby Friday, July 30, with a Rosary at 10am and Mass at 10:30. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Trevor Project and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Published by Wichita Eagle on Jul. 27, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
29
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Smith Mortuary-Derby Chapel
1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS
Jul
29
Funeral Mass
10:30a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church
Derby, KS
Jul
30
Rosary
10:00a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church
Derby, KS
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Steve and I met in English class in high school and cut up and made each other laugh every day. I thought he was the kindest, most thoughtful, and FUN guy I had ever met. We have always stayed in touch. Our last communication was about a year ago. I hope that the times when you think of him and you smile rather than you are sad come sooner rather than later.
Michelle McGinty
School
July 30, 2021
Darrin, Kim & Family, With my sincerest condolences, I'm sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Although it's been many years since he moved to Alexandria, I always thought Steve was bright and caring. May his soul rest in peace and may God grace your family with healing and comfort.
Michael Reno
Friend
July 29, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. His smile, passion and beautiful soal will be truely missed. My heart aches.
Brandi Thomas
Friend
July 29, 2021
You have our love, prayers, condolences , sympathy Rest Easy, Soar High
Alesha Lane
Other
July 28, 2021
My deepest condolences to Steve´s family. What a profound loss this is. I worked with Steve during his time teaching in Arlington. It was a privilege to have him as a friend and teammate. He laughed easily and brought so much passion and energy to school each day. Steve wore his heart on his sleeve and his students adored him. To say that Steve will be sorely missed is an understatement. Good-bye, friend. You will always have a huge place in my heart.
Karen Heathcock
Friend
July 27, 2021
Oh Steve we are broken hearted with your passing. You were a wonderful portable neighbor. We had too much fun in the portables. You were great in the Master's Program. You kept us entertained. But the best time I had with you had to be the raft trip you, Marilyn and I went on after classes. We really enjoyed ourselves. Until we meet again.
Cindy Page
Work
July 26, 2021
Steve was a truly beautiful man and soul.
Kelly Shavon
Friend
July 26, 2021
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