Mackenzie Lynn-Juan Steagall

Mackenzie Lynn-Juan Steagall, 17, Blue Springs, Missouri passed away February 15, 2016.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Blue Springs Christian Church.

Mackenzie was born March 17, 1998 in Shaoxing, China.  She was a member of the National Honor Society, in the Bio-Med program, a part of a Senior project helping to raise money for mental health awareness and a member of Hosa Medical Club.

Survivors include; father, Rick Steagall; mother, Fran Rodriguez; brother, Blake Steagall; grandparents, Ed & Marie Steagall and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


  1. John P. Todd on February 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Rick and Blake,

    My heart is heavy for the loss of your loving daughter and sister. I loved being around Mac, she was a joy and her love for you both never went unnoticed.

    She was a bright girl with a great sense of humor and love for cooking. When I brought her fresh vegetables from my garden last summer she was quick to whip a gourmet dish.

    So many found memories swimming, boating, laughing that will never be forgotten. Logan and Olivia loved her dearly and enjoyed the time we spent with the Steagall family.

    Forever in our hearts sweet Mac, may you be at peace.

    Love and Sympathy

    JP, Logan and Olivia Todd

  2. Ansonia Serrano on February 19, 2016 at 10:44 am

    You probably don’t remember me, but I knew MacKenzie throughout elementary and middle school. She and I were in the musical Lewis and Clark in fourth grade, and she was Sacagewea. I’d come over in the summer time and jump on the trampoline with her. I didn’t get to know her in high school because she moved, but I truly enjoyed her while she was my friend. I would like to come to the funeral, and will try to be there. If you were interested in using her story to raise awareness, I would love to help. Please contact me if you need anything.

  3. Christine Halla on February 19, 2016 at 11:40 am


    Logan, Olivia and I were deeply shocked and saddened to hear about MacKenzie’s passing. She was a beautiful girl who was also articulate, smart and witty. I always enjoyed her ability to keep up with anyone who dared to try and outwit her.

    While gone from this earth way too soon, she will forever live in our hearts and minds.

    May the love of friends and family get you through this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.


  4. Phil Rogers on February 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Rick, Fran & Blake – Only God can understand, bear and heal such sorrow in the loss of your dear girl. I have one very special memory of her which is full of grace. I am praying that you are comforted in your bereavement.

  5. Jen Rios on February 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Fran, Rick, Blake and many others who loved this precious girl. I remember Mackenzie always smiling and content with anything. She was always wondering and inquisitive. Polite she was and a great hostess. Mackenzie loves the Lord and I know he is loving on her right now. He knows her heart and it is good. I can’t wait to see her smily face again. I love you guys.

  6. Janet (Johnson) Zingales on February 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Our deepest sorrow for all. May The Comforter heal and embrace you. My heart breaks for you. Until we are with her again….. Janet and George Zingales.

  7. Rose Frazee on February 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Fran, Rick and Blake, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart, love and prayers are with you and your families. Peace, peace, wonderful peace sent down from the Father above. Love you all.
    Rose Frazee. Lee’s Summit, Mo.

  8. Tina Fischer on February 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Fran, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

  9. James & Shelley Armstrong on February 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Rick, Fran & Blake…Even though we haven’t seen you for so long or had the privaledge to know your precious daughter, Mackenzie, our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry for your painful loss. We are thinking & keeping you in our prayers. Our youngest daughter, Jade, remembers jumping on your trampoline with Mackenzie & Noelle Miller when they were all younger . She has touched many lives in many different times & ways! May she rest in peace with Jesus & I know she will be remembered by so many & living in their hearts , especially yours! Love, hugs & Prayers!! The James Armstrong Family

  10. Stacy Sadey on February 20, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Dear Rick, Blake and Fran,

    With heavy hearts Morgan John and I are lifting your family up to our Heavenly Father for healing and comfort during this season of sadness. I am confident Mackenzie is with Jesus.

    I remember her spunk, wit, and cleverness. Morgan and I will never forget the time she locked her out of the house because Morgan was doing well…the stuff Morgan does. Morgan and I still laugh about that today. She was a good friend to Morgan during the season they were together and in Morgan’s words. “We understood each other.”
    She will be missed. Rest in peace sweet, sweet, baby girl. Jesus loves you.

  11. Caitlin on February 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I did not know Mackenzie but I am sure she was a beautiful and sweet person. I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace on y´all. May God fill your lives with happiness again and grant you peace.

  12. Kassidy on February 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I just heard the news and can’t believe this has happened… I remember when I went to Arien’s sleepover and we first met. At first I didn’t like you but then I hung out with you more and I thought of you as one of my good friends even though we didn’t talk much. RIP, I’ll miss you…

  13. CJ Saathoff on February 20, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    So sorry to hear this Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Manuel (Manny) Reyes on February 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    First I want to say sorry for your loss. Mackenzie was a great person and I knew her quite well. I loved on every Saturday she would come over and hang out with our friend group. I loved going bowling with her and she had the funny run she did before she bowled. I just want to let you know that she was and always be loved. Also that she would I always be with me in my heart and mind at all times

  15. Myrna and Terry Freeman on February 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Rick, Fran, Blake, and extended family: We are ever so sorry to hear about your daughter Mackenzies passing. There are no words that can bring comfort to the sorrow you have in your hearts. Our prayer is that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding surround you and comfort you during this difficult time. Know that Terry and I are here for you. We love you guys.

  16. Jamie Welch on February 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Frank and Rick, words can’t express how sorry I am!

  17. Abby on February 20, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    This news comes as a shock to me. I remember one summer during middle school, I brought her with me to the Royals game and we had such a. Blast. However, my favorite memory was when I stayed up all night at her house eating pistachios while playing speed with another or our friends. Once she moved away we lost touch, but she was such wonderful loving person. My heart and prayers goes out to her family. She will never be forgotten.

  18. Ethan Straw on February 21, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Rick and Blake,

    I’m sorry about your loss, she’s in a better place where there is no pain or suffuring, but love and kindness. It’s hard seeing people loss a love one, but you have to stay strong. Love and prayers to you and your families.

  19. Natalya on February 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. I didn’t know Mackenzie very well, but what I do know is that I had a class with her during Summer School of 2015 in Intro to Theatre, and she was always happy. I don’t remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face, except for when we had to perform on the stage. She was extremely positive and the world is going to miss her. She was crazy smart and she had a bright future ahead of her. Mackenzie will be missed so much, fly high in paradise beautiful.

  20. Rev. Toney and Kin Hensley on February 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Knowing there are no words that can comfort ones heart at a time like this , we pray for the peace and comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , that goes beyond our Human understanding be yours. . God Bless and Keep you all . Pastor Toney and Kim Hensley

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