Walter S. Stites

Walter Stites, 67, of Shawnee, KS, passed peacefully at home with his loving family around him after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Garnett, KS to Walter and Mabel (Troutman) Stites on October 9, 1953. He’s preceded in death by his parents; sister Faye and brother Ray. Walt was a kind and loving family man, the best friend to everyone. He worked for various companies as a land surveyor. He loved golf, water skiing and playing cribbage with his brother. He was an active member in Knights of Columbus in Shawnee. Walt is survived by Brenda, his wife of 38 years; son Josh (Shana) Stites; daughter Megan (Ryan) MacFarlane; his grandson Connor MacFarlane; sister Carole Prentice and many brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.



A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66203. To watch a livestream of the Mass click here

Memorial Contributions 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation of the Heartland 8900 Stateline Rd., Leawood, Kansas 66206.

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19 Comments on “Walter S. Stites”

  1. Jessica Catron(D&S Salon) Says:

    He was Sending prayers of comfort during this sad time. Big Hugs

  2. Cliff & Pat Henning Says:

    We are so sorry too hear about your loss of Steve. Are prayers are going up for your family during this difficult time of loss.

  3. Steve Love Says:

    Walt will be missed by many friends/co workers.
    He was excellent at his trade because he took pride in doing things the right way and he was easy to work with.

  4. Leon Weems Says:

    Sorry to hear about Walts passing.
    I have a lot great memories of working with Walt at SKW.

  5. Patrick Liposchak Says:

    I will miss Walt he was a good friend and coworker. After I retired Walt and I would go out for lunch have a beer or two (Walt did like his beer) , we would then drive around and look at old job site that we work on, that something that old surveyors like to do. My deepest condolences to the family. I regret not spending more time with Walt these last couple of years. I know Walt is now at peace and in a better place.

  6. Steve Whitaker Says:

    I didn’t realize how much I have missed Walt until I read of his passing. I thought of how much more fun my job at SIW would have been had he been able to continue his career.
    God bless his family who provided loving care when Walt needed it. God bless all of us until we meet again with our loving friend.

  7. don ralston Says:

    prayers to all the family and friends. r.i.p

  8. Fred Baker Says:

    Prayers for all the family during this time of Loss. Have a lot of memories with Walt-#77 on the Football Field and as a Friend. Walt was a gentle man and had a great sense of humor and was as friendly a guy you could know.


  9. Victoria, Erin, Eva Says:

    While sharing in your sadness we wish you peace during the coming days and weeks. We hope you take comfort in the love and support that surrounds you.

  10. Patsy L. Reed Says:

    Carole, Michelle, Melinda, Brian & Jess, please know my thoughts are with you. I wish I could wave a magic wand and take away some of the pain you are feeling right now, but only God and time can do that. I know you have some wonderful and beautiful memories of Steve, and you can hold them close to your heart. You will cherish those memories forever.
    God Bless, Pat Reed

  11. Steve&Rose Dusselier Says:

    So sorry to hear about Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and family.

  12. Ron and Louise Fortner Says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  13. Bob & Sharon Wilkerson & Alberta Kingsley Says:

    Dear Brenda & family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve was a great guy had a great sense of humor. The Lord now holds him in His gentle arms. Love ya dear cousin & niece.

  14. Mike Gillespie Says:

    Prayers to all. Spent many a day with Steve working at wolf creek nuclear power plant. Lots of memories never a dull moment on our rides to and from work

  15. Debra Tuzicka (Kingsley) Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Brenda, Love you.

  16. Elaine Says:

    My thoughts and memories are with you this morning. I’ll be listening on line and praying for time to help heal your broken hearts.

  17. Terry & Becky Johnson Says:

    Brenda, Josh & Megan (and families) you are in our thoughts and Prayers. So many great times & memories with Steve and then you guys.

  18. Julie King Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this- I am thinking about you and praying for your family.
    Love, Julie

  19. kim stevermer Says:

    Dear Brenda and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Steve was such a good man. When he (and Brenda) managed the KoC hall we finally got air conditioning! Prayers for all of you.

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