Karis Steadman Obituary, Death – Karis Lynn Steadman, who was 12 at the time, passed away on November 15, 2022. Benjamin and Shelley (Staley) Steadman welcomed their daughter into the world on April 30th, 2010. She will be remembered as a strong-willed and occasionally sassy young lady. She enjoyed being outside and made friends wherever she went. People used phrases like “Pure Light” to describe her. Karis’ life goal was to improve the world, and she had a keen interest in psychology as well as a strong desire to assist both humans and animals in this endeavor. Younger children were drawn to her like a magnet and enjoyed spending time with her.
Karis was a natural equestrian; she started riding at the age of three, attended equine camps, and let her horse, Chexy, lift the spirits of her neighbors, friends, and others in the community. She kept herself entertained as a child by playing the violin, riding her bike, swimming, drawing and painting, and hanging out with her friends. Karis took on various roles within her family based on what was required of her at the time. She acted as a coordinator at times, moral support at others, and as a “Mini Mom” on a regular basis, modeling her behavior after that of her own mother.
Karis’ family consists of her mother and father, brother Gabriel, and sister Aimee Bailey, as well as grandparents Rick and Connie Staley, Ed and Jimmie Wait, Hank and Cherie Steadman, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ronnie Bell, her grandfather, died before she was born, so she is an only child. Karis will be missed by her family, as well as her friends, classmates, and the community. Karis’ family and friends will gather on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the 2/42 Church’s Brighton Campus.
They will gather at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home’s Howell Memorial Chapel in Howell, Michigan, on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 5 p.m., a Celebration of Life and Community Farewell will be held at 2/42 Church. Celebrant will be played by Danielle Burkhart. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Paradise Ranch/Grace Adventures, which can be found online at www.graceadventures.org/get-involved/give-to-grace.