Steve is a native of Chandlersville and is a 1971 graduate of Philo High School. He graduated in 1979 from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, after which he worked for Clyde Thompson until he bought the Funeral Home in January 1985.
He is married to DuAnne (Duvall) and they have three children, Scott (Alicia) Farus, Matt (Autumn) Farus and Stacey (Sam) Smith. They have six grandchildren Cody, Madisyn, Brandon, Austin, KyAnne and Conner.
Steve is a Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is a member of Chandlersville United Methodist Church, is Assistant Chief of the Duncan Falls Volunteer Fire Department, clerk of the Duncan Falls Cemetery Association, a member of F&AM Anchor Lodge # 283 where he has served as Master, an honorary member of Gage & Gavel Lodge # 448, a member of Olive Branch Chapter #251 OES,and Amrou Grotto #52. He is a past President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, District 13. He was honored with the Sertoma Service to Mankind award for the Zanesville Sertoma Club.