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“6 years have passed by rather quickly. I still think of you often especially when Bob Perers and I talk on the phone. We always say Steve would have...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: greg baxter - Rochester, KY

“Five years have passed as quickly as a Swoop from Lejeune to home and back . Still miss you and always will. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Rochester, KY

“Four years has passed so quickly for me but I know it's like four days to you in Heaven . We all miss you much but know you are in no more pain and...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Rochester, KY

“Steve , 3 years tomorrow and you still look the same and I have gotten a year older and fatter . Plus I move a bit slower than last year. I know life...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Rochester, KY

“Two years tomorrow and it seems more like two months . I sure miss the "Swoop" stories and the great times Brother . I feel secure knowing you are up...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Rochester, KY

“A year tomorrow , how is it possible? I still visit you every once in a while , or at least where they buried you. I know that you are not there ,...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Rochester, KY

“Rose Anne, I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: RexJenkins - Drakesboro, KY

“So sorry for your loss. We just found out today about Steve. We will greatly miss him. If we can do anything for you let us know. Our prayers are...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy and Mike Bellwood - KY

9 of 22 | Posted by: LORIE BRATCHER - central city, KY

“I consider myself a very lucky man to have crossed paths with a young Marine from Ky that afternoon in the squadbay at Camp LeJeune N.C. We bonded...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Baxter - Owensboro, KY

“Steve was a good friend to me, and always loved picking at me. I will miss him always. My prayers go out to rose, steven, brandi & jordan. May God...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Glenn McElvain - friend

“W. J. Norris Detachment #804, Inc., Marine Corps LeagueC/o 4100 Kipling DriveOwensboro, Kentucky 42303-7220In recognition of Steven E. Osteen's...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: MCL, Owensboro - Owensboro, KY

“Rose Ann & the entire Osteen Family; my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I pray God will comfort each of you at this time of grief...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Hughes - Island, KY

“About 25 years or so ago i had the pleasure of meeting our city;s chief. He liked 30 weight coffee, by the way,lol. I worked at the Quality Quick on...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: judy - central city, KY

“Rose Ann and Family, Our hearts go out to you all at this very difficult time. You all are in our prayers. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Gardner

“Rose Anne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Each of you are in our prayers. May God lift you up and give you strength during this difficult...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Henry & Mary Sonner - Titusville, FL

“Steve was a great guy and friend. He always had me laughing with his stories of war, Christmas on the snow plow, and dressing up as Santa. You will...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Bailey Bennett - Owensboro, KY

“praying for the family rip, steve ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: david tunnicliff - FL - friend

“Steve, You will be missed by all,My thoughts and prayers are wth your family! Sincerly,April Gardner & Family ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: April Gardner - Auburn, KY

“Steve was not only the father of our son but a great friend to me and my family. No matter what .....he was always there. He will be missed greatly. ...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Holmes - Owensboro, KY

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the passing of Steve. Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorry. ...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Chris and Shari Murphy - Reed, KY

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve was a great friend and good hearted person. He always kept us...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Joey & Stephanie Draper - KY

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CENTRAL CITY - Steven Ellis Osteen, 58, of Central City, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:50AM at Norton's Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Osteen was born July 12, 1954 in Muhlenberg County. He retired in 2012 from the Kentucky State Highway Department as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor in Muhlenberg County, and was of the Baptist faith. Steve served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971 - 1973, and the Kentucky National Guard from 1974 - 1978. He worked for the Central City Police Department from 1988 - 2003, serving as police chief from 1995 - 2003. He received a Silver Star for Bravery from the Police Hall of Fame, and a Life Saving Award from the Police Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his father, William Floyd Osteen.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Anne Gray Osteen; sons Steven Osteen II of Central City and Jordan Osteen of Central City; daughter Brandi (Chris) Vaughn of Mesa, AZ; step-sons Aaron (Amy) Patrick of Livermore and J.C. Moore of Central City; adopted son Frank Chesla of Central City; three grandchildren; parents Carl and Shirley Reno of Central City; brothers Tim (Anita) Reno of Louisville and Rev. Bobby (Debbie) Reno of Nortonville; sisters Candy (Ricky) Franklin of Dawson Springs and Robin (Mark) Eades of Central City; and best friend/brother Greg Baxter of Owensboro.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Bobby Reno officiating. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at