Agatha Josephine Steen

Agatha Steen

Agatha Josephine Steen of Chillicothe, MO, died May 18, 2020, at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO. She was born in Chillicothe, MO on May 6, 1948. Her parents Lee and Opal Steen brought her home to the family farm. Aggie studied Music and HomeEc and then found her long time career, nursing. 

Aggie, known as “Samm” during her career spent her years as an RN at Menorah Medical Center and the second half of her career as a Nurse Practitioner at the VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She spent her free time at the family farm. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, reading, and quilting.

She is survived by her children, Andrea Jonson of Kansas City, MO and Cameron Jonson of Topeka, KS; three grandchildren, Tori (Andrea); Braxton (Cam); Julian (Cam) and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Gary Weir of Independence, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; birthmother, Lelia Cooper; and brother, Tim Steen.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Barb Burk on June 23, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Aggie was a cherrished friend. I am just devistated to hear of her death. She had an amazing spirit. Always offered a smile, and would help anyone who needed help. Even with her illness, she still looked after all her neighbors at The Bickford. She will be very missed.

  2. Mary Hamrick Baskett on May 24, 2020 at 11:58 am

    My chest is heavy as I think of her passing and never seeing or talking to her again, but my face smiles when I see her picture with that sparkle in her eyes. My heart warms as I think of her clever wit, intelligence, humility, and common sence. I was privileged to know her.

  3. Brenda Fields Combs on May 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    What a loss of a smart and caring lady still with years to go in her career of nursing and helping others. She will be missed by many.
    Many of us were in the Canterbury Music Center band and groups together with Aggie when we entertained at clubs and festivals . She was always a joy and we would spend time and nights together having fun making music at her home at the farm or at my sister and my home in Chillicothe. We were in the same classes at CHS and graduated the same year.
    So sad to hear of her death from another friend and my sister. She is at rest and peace with our Lord now. My sympathy to her family as I am sure they will miss her greatly. God’s Peace be with you.

  4. Woody Hall on May 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    We miss you Samm. You are a great nurse and NP. You touched a lot of lives. Brother Woody

  5. Sherril Sego on May 22, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I was so shocked to see this. I thought of Sam many times over the years since we worked together at the VA. We started on the very same day and stayed close until she retired. She was an awesome friend, co-worker, and a phenomenal health care provider. Her patients loved her. The night sky will be one star darker having lost her. I was privileged didn’t know her.

    • Craig Niedens on October 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

      It is sad to hear this. I just learned of her passing. Dr. Steen was my primary provider at the VA. I so much enjoyed my time with her when I visited. She had the wonderful humor about herself that made you laugh and she took her ti.e to simply talk with you. My condolences to the family. A terrific person she was.

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