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Daniel D. Steward, age 25 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at his home. Daniel was born on April 23, 1985, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Dick and Deborah Taylor Steward. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Daniel was a 2003 graduate of Helias High School and a 2007 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Computer Science. He was employed by Lincoln University as a Web trainer, providing computer support to faculty and students. His family and many friends remember most his ready smile and his ability to make people laugh with his gift for telling stories and imitating voices. He loved watching sports with his dad, playing Super Nintendo with his brother, swapping daily texts and e-mails with his mom, and being his sister's closest confidant. He was the heart of his family. Survivors include: his parents, Dick and Deborah Steward of Jefferson City, Mo.; his sister, Shannon Trevathan of Jefferson City, Mo.; his brother, Dwight Steward of Savoy, Ill.; his paternal grandmother, Billie Ann Steward of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dwight Steward; maternal grandparents, Daniel Taylor and Carolyn Owsley; one aunt, Karen Houston; and one cousin, Samuel Houston. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, Mo., led by Daniel's uncle, Rob Taylor, with a visitation from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Palmyra Cemetery. A Celebration of Daniel's Life will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City, Mo. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, in remembrance of the members of Daniel's family who have died or been affected by this disease. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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