Historical records matching Barney Nash
About Barney Nash
Nash, Barney, 94, of Leawood, Kansas, died Wednesday, January 16th at Grace Gardens Assisted Living Center. Services today at 10 a.m. at Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation, 1850 N. Woodlawn with burial at the Hebrew Congregation Cemetery. Barney had been retired for over 30 years. He was co-owner with his wife, Fannie Nash, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stanley and Idell Goldstein, of Sam's Sample Shoe Store at 802 E. Douglas in Wichita, Kansas.
Barney was born in Butte, Montana, but lived most of his early years in Denver, Colorado. He played football in college for Denver University and won a football scholarship to the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University) in the mid 1930's. He played center and was captain of the football team. They won the Central Conference Title in 1937 and 1938. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and was inducted into the Blue Key Honorary Fraternity in 1939. He was president of the Wichita lodge of B'nai B'rith, a national Jewish men's service organization, and was Kansas State President of that same organization for two years. He was a member of Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation.
Barney was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Fannie Nash, in 1996.
He is survived by a brother, Milton Nash, of Colorado Springs, CO, and a sister, Libby Mendelsohn, of Stony Point, NY; sister-in-law, Idell Goldstein of Wichita; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Carl Galler of Wichita; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Dr. Harold Koch of Leawood, KS, and Doreen and Ariel Leibovitz of Houston, TX: four grand daughters, Sally Koch of Leawood, KS, Tracy Leibovitz of Houston, TX, Jennifer Bendell and her husband, Bruce Bendell, of Denver, Co, and Lori Heys and her husband, Ed Heys, of Atlanta, GA. Barney had four great grand children, Taylor and Caroline Heys and Isaac and Farrah Bendell plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was a good, kind and generous person, and he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family requests no flowers and that those desiring to do so may make contributions to Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation, the Mid- Kansas Jewish Federation, 400 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67208; or B'nai B'rith Youth Services, P.O. Box 37666, Washington, D.C. 20013-7666. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 1/19/2008 - 1/20/2008