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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Steve Alford, age 76 of Thayer, Missouri passed away March 21, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born December 25, 1946, in Alton, Missouri.

  Steve married the love of his life Janet Tucker on June 23, 1987, in Thayer, Missouri. Steve served in the Army for a few years. He then worked in the oil fields for many of years and in his spare time he enjoyed autobody work and painting automobiles. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

  He is survived by his wife Janet; one daughter Natalie Kavanaugh, Husband Mark; two sons Stoney Cypret, wife Tiffany and Johnny Cypret, wife Christie; seven grandkids Kristopher Alford, wife Abby, Lance Schneider, wife Michelle, Adeline Cypret, Jasper Cypret, Eric Williams, wife Brooke, Ashley Williams, significant other Nick Sims and Clay Williams; several great-grandkids; one brother Charles Alford, wife Bobbie; two sisters Lorene Peters, husband Richard, Rita Pikowshy, husband Robert; one very special Aunt Betty Crabtree.

  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Saturday March 25, 1:00 p.m. until time of service.

  Interment will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Lorene (Lori) and Lt. Col Richard Peters, Ret.
    March 22, 2023 @ 8:13 pm

    I am the youngest of Steve’s sisters. Military service kept my husband and I far away from our hometowns but Steve and I always remained in contact and enjoyed long phone conservations. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to all who were deeply affected by his passing.

  2. John M. Stein
    March 23, 2023 @ 11:24 am

    Dear Reta and Family,
    I write on behalf of all of us in the GT Dean of Students Office to express our condolences on the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    John M. Stein & Staff

  3. Reta (Warren) Pikowsky
    March 23, 2023 @ 4:04 pm

    I am Steve’s sister, Reta. I left the Thayer/Alton area many years ago and have lived in other states all this time. Although we were many miles apart all these years, I had Steve in my thoughts frequently and will miss him. My sincere condolences to Janet, his wife, and all those in the Thayer community who knew him and will miss him as well.

  4. Marla Jo
    March 23, 2023 @ 7:49 pm

    My sincere condolences to Steve’s family and friends. I always enjoyed visiting at Janet and Steves house. Lots of laughs every visit. May your happy memories comfort you now and the days to come.

  5. Darrell Strain
    March 25, 2023 @ 6:31 am

    Janet I send my condolences. I always enjoyed visiting with Steve.

  6. Donna Ball
    March 26, 2023 @ 9:25 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss I didn’t hear about it until this morning I just feel so bad for you all my prayers are with you I know God is walking with you giving you comfort we send loads of love and prayers Clarence and Donna ball.

  7. Barbara J Steed
    March 27, 2023 @ 11:12 am

    Janet our sincere condolences

  8. Barbara J Steed
    March 27, 2023 @ 11:15 am

    Janet so sorry for your loss in our prayers