Butler County Times Gazette
  • Steven C. Pershall

  • Steven C. Pershall, 61, of El Dorado, died July 7, 2013 at his home.
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  • Steven C. Pershall, 61, of El Dorado, died July 7, 2013 at his home. The celebration of his life is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday evening between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
    Steve was born Nov. 8, 1951 in El Dorado, the son of Billy and Pauline (McKinney) Pershall. He attended school in El Dorado and graduated with the Class of 1969. He also graduted from Butler CC and Emporia State University. He worked as Pershall Accounting. On June 5, 2004 he was married to Edith Waugh in El Dorado.
    Steve was an individual who believed everyone should try to give back to their community. He truly made a difference in El Dorado. Memberships included the Trinity United Methodist Church where he also served as a Lay minister; the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge , Big Brothers and Sisters and a state officer of the Jaycees. For 12 years he was a I Can Read Volunteer, he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary, a Distinguished Alumni of BCCC, a treasurer of Partners in Education, the A.D.A Advisory Board, a Trustee of Butler County College and a City Commissioner. He loved sports of all kinds. He was a Grizzly Backer, a K.C. Royals fan where he attended the first game at Kaufman Stadium.
    Surviving family include his wife, Edith Waugh; mother, Pauline Pershall of El Dorado; sisters and their husbands, Sandy and Harold Cooper of El Dorado, and Rev. Karen and Robert Harvester of Hays; four nephews; two nieces; two great nieces; two great nephews; and his beloved friends, Charlie, Oscar and Missy. He was preceded in death by his father and nephew Chris Cooper.
    Memorials have been established with the Rotary Foundation or the Billy J. and Steven Pershall Scholarship Fund an Butler County College. Donation may be sent to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements. Please share a memory of Steve at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.
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