Harvey Stephen Steve Elder, 74, passed away Aug. 17, 2016, at his St. Joseph home.
He grew up in Maitland and New Point, Missouri. He attended Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri. Steve was an ordained Christian minister and also drove for Anchor Serum of St. Joseph.
On Sept. 9, 1962, he married Patricia Paxton. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include: his daughter, Marcia (Clayton) Branch, of Winfield, Kansas; son, Bruce Elder, of Cameron, Missouri; daughter, Megan Elder, of St. Joseph; brother, James (Kate) Elder, of Tarkio, Missouri; sister, Lois Elder of Oregon, Missouri; eight grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Genevieve (Loucks) Elder; sister, Linda Elder; son, Greg Elder; nephew, Seth Elder; and brother-in-law, John Paxton.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, New Point Christian Church.
Family will greet friends one hour prior to services.
Interment: Nichols Grove Cemetery, Oregon.
Memorials: University of Arkansas Christ on Campus.
Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon.
Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral. com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.