In Memory of

Mary Elaine Steinkamp

August 9, 1950 - April 24, 2023


Mary Elaine Steinkamp of Lee’s Summit loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away on April 24, 2023.


Mary was born in Mason City, Iowa on August 9, 1950, to Emery and Eleanor Van Every. Mary married Everett “Dean” Steinkamp in Manson, Iowa. She received her associate degree in nursing in 1985. Throughout her nursing career Mary thrived as a hospice nurse assisting countless families.


Mary was preceded in death by her parents Emery and Eleanor Van Every and her brothers David and Thomas Van Every.  She is survived by her husband Everett “Dean” Steinkamp; children Joy (Patrick) Cuezze, Kelli (Jeremy) Greene, and Nicole (Christopher) Vela, grandchildren Necole Greene, Erika Greene, Thomas “Tommy” Cuezze , John “Jack” Cuezze, Brandon Vela, Noah Greene, and Dahlia Vela; great grandchildren Maliyah Webb and Princeton Greene; and brothers Kevin and Randy Van Every.


Visitation will be at 3 pm, followed by services at 4 pm on Saturday April 29th at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lees Summit, MO.


In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Village Hospice at John Knox Village ,400 NW Murray Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081.


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I am so very saddened by Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Since moving here next-door to us, she and Dean and my husband and I have enjoyed many fun times together. Mary will be missed.

I will always remember Mary every time I pick up a crochet hook, as she is the one who showed me how to use my limited skills to make hats and blankets for my loved ones and friends. She spent many hours helping me learn . We enjoyed many times sharing stories of our past, and present on my front porch during the Summertime. I will miss her visits this Summer…but will keep those memories close.

RIP Mary dear, and know that even though you family will miss you terribly, the memories of your time spent with them will get them through this tough time. You were an Angel on Earth as my daughter Lori called you, and now you are an Angel in Heaven❤️❤️❤️❤️

So so sorry on the loss of such a lovely kind lady Mary who was so wonderful and I was so pleased me and my family got to meet her when she came to England I will never forget the day or foget lovely Mary RIP love you Jo xx

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time, Jason, Joanne, Charlotte and Joshua.

We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one and our Classmate. We trust that the memories you share and cherish will comfort you during this difficult time and beyond.

Our deepest sympathy to Dean and family. Mary was such a special and loving lady, and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and love are with you all.

Dear Uncle Dean,
We are so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing.
What a bright light she was!
I know she will be missed by you and your wonderful, loving family.
Please know you all will be in our prayers♥️

My heart goes out to Dean and the girls as I feel the sadness as you all do she was an Amazing lady have
Many memories of the visits to Evanston (Tom and Pats home my the good lord bless you all she was a wonderful loving person who was always smiling (Rip) Aunt Mary we will miss your smiles and love of Family

I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a very lovely lady, but heaven has gained a beautiful angel. You will be missed.

Fondest memories of a lovely lady. I will always remember the time I met you when you visited the UK heartfelt sympathy to family, friends and aĺ who knew her RIP my friend xx

My thoughts go out to Dean and family deepest sympathy too you all …miss you so much Mary got so many memories of you , the times when you kept telling me to stop eating fast lol , and when we use to play spite and malice card game you always said stop whining do you want more cheese with that wine when I was loosing lol you Mary RIP DAZ xxx

My deepest sympathy to Dean and family. It breaks my heart to see you go we had some wonderful time’s cuz . The angels have you now wrapped tightly in there arms, RIP my darling till we meet again 😞😘 xxx

I was so very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Mary and during this time we became good friends. She was one of the most intelligent, kind, and unpretentious women I have ever met. Mary was one in a million.
She was incredibly bright, helping other nurses who often came to her for clarification on a number of different subjects. She ALWAYS had time to help others and did it with a smile. She had a way of making people feel better about themselves and she did it effortlessly.
Mary spoke often and lovingly about her husband Dean, her children and grandchildren. She would tell me stories about her grandchildren that were adorable! I can only imagine how wonderful her family is, having had a mother as incredible as Mary. She was one in a million, and has left a positive impact on many lives- she definitely did on mine!
Dean, I am thinking of you Buddy!!!!❤️
My very deepest sympathy to you all,
Angie Hughes


Saturday, April 29, 2023
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, April 29, 2023
4:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063