Farming Rural 07

Stephen R. Collett

August 5, 1945 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 76)


Stephen R. “Steve” Collett, 76, died January 20, 2022, at Diversicare of Council Grove in Council Grove, Kansas.

Steve was born August 5, 1945, in Marion, Kansas, to Henry L. and Ethel M. (Higgins) Collett. He was raised on his parents’ farm near Lincolnville, Kansas and graduated from Centre High School in 1963.

In 1969, he married Linda Priddy in Lincolnville. 

Steve worked hard his whole life and prized his independence. He owned and operated several business endeavors, including plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, general contracting, farming, and greyhounds. Steve loved bird hunting, dogs, and was a collector of art and antiques.

He was preceded in death by his parents and former wife, Linda Priddy.

Survivors of Steve Collett include three children, Amy Connolly and husband Stephen of Fort Worth, Texas, Ryan Collett and wife Heather of Independence, Kansas, and Mary Collett of Lenexa, Kansas; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Connolly, Henry Connolly, Margaret Connolly, Makayla Collett, Hudson Collett, and Emma Collett; siblings, Howard Collett and wife Beth, Shirley Bowers, Marjorie Talbott, Anita Sly, Clarice Hammer and husband Bill, Roma Skaggs, Mark Collett and wife Mickey, and Stacey Collett and wife Carla; many beloved nieces and nephews; and friend, Gloria Martin.

Cremation will take place and a marker placed at Elk Cemetery.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, Kansas. Family will greet friends before and after the service. Memorial donations may be made to Flint Hills Technical College Foundation, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

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Memorial Service
February 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Eastmoor United Methodist Church (Kansas)

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