Steven E. Koons, 78, rural Wakarusa, formerly of Topeka, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka.

Steven E. Koons, 78, rural Wakarusa, formerly of Topeka, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka. He was born Jan. 8, 1941 at Valley Falls, Kansas, the son of Elmer Earl and Marjorie Faye Sewell Jeffery Koons. Steven graduated Oskaloosa High School in 1959. He attended Baker University, Kansas State University and received a Business Degree in Accounting from Washburn University in 1977. Steven worked for 33 years as an Accountant for the State of Kansas, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed racing at Heartland Park in Topeka and was a competitor in the KMSA motorcycle races and the NHRA E.T. bracket races in his 1971 El Camino. Steven enjoyed traveling and did so extensively, with Alaska, Arizona and Colorado being some of his favorite destinations.
He married Mary Katherine Zeller on Oct. 16, 1993 at Topeka. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 2013.
Survivors include two stepsons, Joseph (Brenda) Zeller, Belvue, Kansas, Geoffrey (Charlotte) Zeller, Wakarusa, two sisters, Kathleen Thomas, Atchison, Ann Miller, Delphos, Kansas and two grandchildren, Nicki and Lauren Zeller.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Jeffries.
Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society or the Oskaloosa Public Library and sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, PO Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. Online condolences may be made at www.barnettfamilyfh.com