Steve Nash

COLUMBUS — Steve Nash, 50, of rural Columbus passed away at 11:58 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home.

Steve Wane Nash was born on March 29, 1969, to Donald Wane and Wilma June (Stapleton) Nash in Oswego. As a young boy, Steve grew up in the Columbus area and attended schools in Columbus, a Christian school in Hallowell and Victory Academy Christian School in Miami, Oklahoma. In 1987, he graduated high school from Victory Academy Christian School.

A lifelong farmer in the Columbus area, Steve had also worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant near Parsons for a time. He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Chetopa. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoyed riding four-wheelers, hunting and shooting skeet.

On Sept. 5, 1998, Steve and Cheryl A. Reynolds were united in marriage in Carthage, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include twin daughters, Trista and Kristine Nash of the home; his mother, Wilma Nash of rural Columbus; two brothers, Ricky Nash and his wife, Sherry, of rural Chetopa and Richard Nash of rural Columbus; three sisters, Kathy Carnahan of rural Columbus, Nancy Black and her husband, Steven, of rural Mound Valley and Patty Wilkinson of Chetopa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Kennith; and a brother-in-law, Jack Wilkinson.

There will be a private family service on Thursday with burial immediately following at Fairview Cemetery east of Chetopa. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.  

Memorials are suggested to Community Bible Church of Chetopa and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

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