Steven Daniel Bayes, 63, of Monticello, passed away at 6:05 p.m., August 2, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.
Steven was born February 4, 1956 in Charleston, IL the son of Robert and Myrtle (Snyder) Bayes. He married Bonnie Ellen Jones on May 12, 1979 in DeLand, IL.
Steven is survived by his wife, Bonnie Bayes of Monticello; son, Daniel Bayes (Katie) of Joplin, MO; daughters, Rachel Charters (Lucas) of St. Joseph and Dacia Stemle of Bement; grandchildren, Michael, Oliver, Nikola, Avry, and Cooper; father, Robert Bayes of Findlay; brother, Thomas Bayes (Ronni) of Sullivan; sisters, Brenda Taber (John) of Charleston and Cheryl Jones (Randy) of DeLand. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.
Steven worked for the courier services at Carle. Steven was a member of the Monticello Christian Church where he had served as a deacon. Steven was an avid gardener, loved researching family history, and volunteered in local politics. Steven loved his children deeply and loved being “papa” to his five grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Monticello Christian Church. Funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with Jerry Dusenberry officiating, then interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston at 2:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Carle Guest House or the Monticello Christian Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.