Pastor Chris Leon Lehew

January 24, 1979 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 44) 44 Years Old

Pastor Chris Lehew Obituary

Pastor Chris Leon Lehew, 44, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away December 8, 2023, at District Hospital #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born January 24, 1979, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He has resided in Lyons since July of 2022, formerly of Hoisington, Kansas, Overland Park, Kansas, West Fork Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Chickasha, Oklahoma. Pastor Chris graduated from Chickasha High School, Chickasha, Oklahoma, with the class of 1997. He attended Oklahoma Christian University for one year in Edmond, Oklahoma; attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Oklahoma; graduated from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree; and received his master’s degree in theology from Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood, Kansas. Pastor Chris was the youth pastor at the United Methodist Church, Shawnee, Kansas. He served as pastor at the First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, Kansas and Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend, Kansas; and was the current pastor at the First United Methodist Church, and Ebenezer United Methodist Church, both of Lyons, Kansas, until his passing. Pastor Chris enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling, playing music, camping, grilling, visiting as many coffee shops as possible, and most of all spending time with his family. He was an avid Oklahoma Sooners football fan, and Chicago Cubs baseball fan. On March 16, 2013, Pastor Chris was united in marriage with Becca Jean Ingalls in Springdale, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Becca and three daughters, Annie, Leah, and Emmy Lehew all of Lyons, KS; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Porter family. Pastor Chris is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Etta Bernice Lehew; mother-in-law, Rhonda Gail Ingalls; maternal grandparents-in-law, Leon and Lora Jean Porter; and cousin-in-law, Jared Porter. Graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 15, 2023, at Brentwood Cemetery, Brentwood, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M., Friday, December 22, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church, Lyons, with Pastor Karen Ratzlaff officiating. Memorials may be made out to Rebecca Lehew (for a scholarship fund for their three daughters) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.

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Funeral Service
December 22, 2023

3:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Lyons
101 South Pioneer
Lyons, Kansas 67554


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