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John Howard Steffens

John Howard Steffens, American cytotechnologist. Certified cyto-technologist. Recipient Performance award Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital, 1987, Service award, 1988, Outstanding Rating Certified, 1988, 94, 95.


  • Steffens, John Howard was born on August 5, 1941 in Glendale, California, United States. Son of Amzel Emmet Steffens and Wanda Elgain (Haylock) Clark.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon, 1970. Certified cytotech., University Kansas, 1973.


    • Messenger, orderly Palo Alto (California) Stanford Hospital, 1957-1962. Warehouse worker Loma Linda Foods, Riverside, California, 1962-1964. Apiary worker Albert Knoefler Honey Company, 1962-1965.

      Cyto-technician United Medical Laboratories, Portland, 1966-1970. Manager Independence (Missouri) Fire & Safety Equipment Company, 1970-1972. Research and substitute teacher Independence School System, 1970-1972, 90-95.

      Cyto-technologist, medical technologist University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Missouri, 1973-1985. Cyto-technologist Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital, since 1973, Martin Luther King Junior Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, 1984-1990, Johnson Medical and Reference Laboratories, Independence, 1990-1996, Midwest Anatomic Pathology Laboratory, Kansas City, 1999—2005. Consultant University Diagnostic Systems Inc., Independence, 1992-1998.

      Quality control supervisor United Medical Labs, Portland, 1968-1970. Laboratory safety officer University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, 1980-1984.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Burroughs Aubudon Society, Independence, Community Association for the Arts. Member Heart of America Association Cytotechnologists, American Beekeeping Federation, Missouri Beekeepers Association, Midwestern Beekeepers Association (board directors 1987-1989, president 1990, honey plants committee, Beekeeper of Year award 1990), National Audubon Society, Pathfinder Club (board directors 1973-1976, deputy director 1974-1976).


    • Married Yvonne Marie Croxen, September 9, 1966. Children: Roberta Mae, Deena Marie, Adam Kemp.
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