Stephen Eugene "Steve" Mart, known as Steve, passed away on September 27, 2023, in his hometown of Independence, Missouri. He was born on October 24, 1950, to Murrel and Agnes Mart. Steve was 1 of 5 brothers.
Steve had an infectious sense of humor. Education was important to him, and he graduated from Fort Osage High School, from then on learning new things became a hobby to him.
A man of incredible character, Steve was always the first to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His genuine concern for others was evident in everything he did; he consistently placed their needs before his own. With an unwavering belief in the power of laughter and kindness, Steve went out of his way to ensure those around him were always wearing a smile.
At just seventeen years old, Steve embarked on a journey of service when he joined the army and served two tours in Vietnam. He served his country honorably and had the opportunity to travel extensively during his military service. Steve gained invaluable experiences and even learned how to drive a tank before he had a driver's license.
After serving his country, Steve enjoyed many hobbies. He loved Ford Muscle cars and spending time at the dragstrip in his younger days. Steve also enjoyed playing on a pool league for many years with many of his family and friends. He also ventured into mixed martial arts when he gained his incredible strength. He also enjoyed Woodworking. Steve's unwavering support and encouragement guided his wife Patty in completing her bachelor's degree. He also encouraged both of his children to get a great education.
Above all else, Steve loved his family, cherishing every moment he spent with them. As a loving papa, he embraced the role of a grandfather wholeheartedly. His unconditional love and devotion to his grandbabies were among his proudest accomplishments. Their laughter filled his home with warmth and pure happiness.
In honoring Steve's memory, let us remember him not only for the remarkable experiences he had but also for the mark he left on the hearts of countless individuals. His infectious sense of humor and his relentless pursuit of knowledge will continue to inspire us all. Though our hearts are heavy with grief at this loss, we take solace in knowing that Steve's spirit will forever live on through the lives he touched.
Steve was preceded in death by his father Murrel Mart, his mother Agnes Mart; two brothers Murrel Dean Mart, and Bruce Mart. Steve leaves behind two brothers Cris Mart and family and Scott Mart, two sister-in-laws D’Arla Mart (spouse of Murrel Dean) and Darlene Mart (Spouse of Bruce Mart). He also leaves behind his beloved wife Patty Mart two children Bryan Bramhill (son), spouse Jill Bramhill, Nicole Bramhill (daughter) and companion Aaron Voyles. He leaves behind three grandchildren Ruby, William, and Miles, many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles including: The Grant, Burkhardt, Stephen’s and Burton families.
In lieu of flowers, the Mart Family has requested donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans in Steve’s honor. There will be a Celebration of Life held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall of Kansas City, 14605 E US Hwy 40, Kansas City, MO 64136 on Monday, October 23rd,2023 from 6-9 PM. All who attend are invited to wear Hawaiian attire Steve’s favorite.