George M. Stewart
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George M. Stewart
  • May 4, 1928 - December 17, 2017
  • Raytown, Missouri

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George M. Stewart Jr. was born May 4, 1928 in Atlanta, MO. He was an only child who loved people, art, music, animals and his mom. After graduating from Shawnee Mission High School he went on to Oklahoma Baptist University where he met and married, Mary Stinson on December 28, 1949. He graduated from OBU with a degree in Micro Biology in 1950 and worked as a micro biologist for 40 years. His first daughter Annie was born in October of 1950 followed by Debbi, Cathie, Jim and Marilyn. He loved God and his family passionately and he never met a stranger or a person he didn't like. His love of research led him to a love of languages; he even led a Spanish ministry in his church. He also served in his church as a deacon for many years. He loved the Word of God and memorized huge amounts of the Bible and he enjoyed leading Bible studies in his home. He opened his heart and home to any one in need. George was a humble servant of God who led many people to the Lord. Gentle and compassionate he was everyone’s go to guy for encouragement, wisdom and advice. He believed that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, we know that he was welcomed into Heaven with the words from his Lord, “well done my good and faithful servant”. To all who love George and have asked Jesus to be the Lord of their life, this is not goodbye, but “see you soon”

He was preceded in death by his father, George M. Stewart, Sr, his beloved mother, Jewell Taylor Stewart, his Granddaughter, Brooke Stewart, his son-in-law, Mike Simpson, and his great-grandson, Justin Simpson.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Stewart, his daughters Annie Cook, Debbi Stapleton, Cathie Grimes and Marilyn Schaedel and one son, Jim Stewart; his sons-in-law Bob Cook, Ray Stapleton, Mike Grimes and Kevin Schaedel and his future daughter-in-law Amber; as well as 14 Grandchildren and 25 Great-Grandchildren.