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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Steve Huffman 42, of Doolittle

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  • Steve Huffman of Doolittle, Missouri passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 42 as a result of an automobile accident near Jerome, MO.  
    Steve was born December 13, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri to Mary Jane (Stevenson) McDougle and the late Clarence E. Huffman.  
    Steve was a resident of the Doolittle Community and proudly served as a volunteer firefighter and past board member of the Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District.  Steve was employed by the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue for over 19 years and currently served as an Engineer.  Steve served as the President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3905 and was a charter member.  
    Steve is survived by his wife, Kim (Schoals) Huffman of Doolittle; mother, Mary Jane (Stevenson) McDougle and husband J.B. of Texas; father-in-law, Patrick Fitzpatrick and wife Marsha of Texas; daughter, Myridian Benefield of Dixon; grandmother, June Stevenson of Rolla;  step sister, Stephanie Spiller, husband Bob and nephew Tyler Spiller (Marines), and niece, Sam Spiller; step daughters, Lisa Lovelady and husband Brad of Texas, Kathryn Jones of Texas; aunts, Lois Wilson and husband Bill of Vichy, Mary Woods & husband Glenn of Vichy, Jo Tyler of Rolla, Eunice Mace of Georgia, and Naomi Whitehead of Vichy; a host of extended family, friends, and co-workers.  
    In addition to his father, Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents,  Clarence S. and Virginia Huffman, grandfather, Ernest Stevenson; uncles, Gary Stevenson and Larry Stevenson; aunt, Dorcus Colgrove.    
    Funeral services for Steve Huffman will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary with Rev. Ron Smith, Assistant Fire Chief officiating. A full fire department service will be provided with interment at the Roach Cemetery in Doolittle.  Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 3PM - 6 PM. Memorials are suggested to the Firefighters Memorial Foundation cards are available at all James & Gahr locations or please contact the Rolla City Fire Department for more information.

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