Urbane "Ben" Stewart, 80, of Independence, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Soul's Harbour Assembly of God Church, 17142 E. 39th St., in Independence. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., in Independence. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Luber, Ark. he was the son of Oscar and Roxie (Mahan) Stewart. On March 20, 1951, he married Juanita Everett of Hanover, Ark, who survives of the home. He lived in Kansas City and retired from Armco Steel after 42 years of dedicated service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kenny, Bob and Gary Stewart; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ernie Stewart and one brother, Ruben Stewart.