Steve Blackwell, 1970

Steve Blackwell

Stephen Menefee Blackwell (October 21, 1979)

Please note:  Sunday Morning, June 14, 2020, Remembrance Service at 50th Reunion.

We will honor departed members of the Class of 1970 at a Remembrance Service on Sunday morning, June 14, 2020, during our 50th Reunion. The service will be led by led by our classmate Rev. Chris Bryan. We hope you will plan to attend.

Steve, the only son of Menefee D. Blackwell and Mary Lou Harris Blackwell, was born and raised in Kansas City, MO.  He attended Pembroke Country Day and graduated from Williams College where he majored in History and Economics.  He passed away at the age of 27 following a tragic automobile accident.  At the time of his death, Stephen was an associate with the law firm of Blackwell, Sanders, Matheny, Weary and Lombardi.  After graduation from Williams, he went to the University of Michigan Law School.  Steve possessed a keen sense of humor, and a generous and gentle wit.  In addition to being a lawyer, he was an outdoorsman.  His favorite outings were duck hunting in Clinton, MO and fishing with a congenial group that included his father.  Involved with his city, David was a director of the Boys Club of Kansas City, the Kansas City Ballet Association and the Guild of the Friends of Art of the Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum.  He was also a member of the River Club and the Kansas City Country Club.  In addition, he served as chairman of the Pembroke Country Day School annual giving drive. (Obituary found in the Williams College archives)