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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.


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.


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.