Ted revered corvettes as a teen and carried that appreciation for fine sports cars well into his adult years. Many a morning he could be found detailing his cars in the driveway, tending to his garden and lawn or playing 18 holes of golf.
He was a lifelong fisherman, hunter, and outdoors man. Fishing places such as Lake Taneycomo for trout and Texomo for striped bass. Later he enjoyed exotic fishing trips with his son Kyle in Cabo Mexico, only to return and the two of them fix up a batch of delicious vehicle for the family. Ted enjoyed spending time with his grandkids fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as boating and skiing. In the fall he enjoyed hunting pheasant and quail adventures with his daughter and son-in-law to the Dakota’s, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas. He will always be remembered for his fried pheasant meals, with a side of morels.
Ted and Christine made many memories during their vacations. They had adventurous trips throughout North America in their Newell motor-coach with their Harley bike in tow, touring Michigan, Santa Fe, and Canada with their friends and comrades from Newell. Internationally, they journeyed to Ireland, France, and Medjugorje where the two could reflect on their lives together. Ted will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Ted retired from. United Parcel Service (UPS) after 38 years of dedicated service. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Christine Anne (Meek) Stephens; two children: Kara Anne Stowers and her husband Greg; Kyle Michael Stephens and his wife Bridget; 6 wonderful grandchildren, a sister Sylvia Downing, as well as numerous necessary and nephews. He is preceded in death by both his parents.
A Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021 at St. Therese Catholic Church 7207 NW Highway 9 Kansas City, MO. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Ted’s life will commence at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Randy Sly as celebrant. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Therese Catholic Church or the Missouri Conservation. Memories of Ted and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.