Steven Ray Jonas, 64, of Marion, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, surrounded by family at Ascension Via Christi-St. Francis RMC, Wichita. In 2016, after 36 years, Steve retired from CHS Refinery, McPherson, where he worked in maintenance.
Steve was born on November 24, 1954, in McPherson, KS, the son of Clayton P. “Jody” and Virginia Lea “Dinny” (Wenger) Jonas. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1972. Steve was united in marriage to Carol Nadine Regier on September 4, 1976, in McPherson, KS.
He attended First United Methodist Church and was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and National Rifle Association. He was also a member of National Sporting Clays Association where he won many awards in his class including a state championship.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol of the home; three sons, Nicolas Jonas of Marion, KS, Jeremy (Karen) Jonas of Inman, KS, and Corey (Ariel) Jonas of Hamilton, IL; mother, Virginia “Dinny” Jonas of McPherson, KS; brother, Robert (Kathleen) Jonas of Overland Park, KS; four grandchildren, Wyatt, Lillian, Wesley, and Tyler Jonas; father-in-law, Charles Regier of McPherson, KS; brother-in-law, Kelly Regier of McPherson, KS; sister-in-law, Kathy (Randy) Burnison of Raymore, MO; and other extended family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Jonas, and mother-in-law, LaVeda Regier.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Lacey Wheeler officiating.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.