Steven E. Scott, 49, Columbus, Kan. died at 1:20 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.

Steven was born March 19, 1960 in Pittsburg, Kan. to Neal A. and Shirley L. (Salem) Scott.

He attended area schools, graduating from Erie High School with the class of 1978.

On June 2, 1979, in Pittsburg, Kan. he married Lorrie J. Wydick. She survives of the home.

Steven was a cattleman and rancher. He owned and operated Lazy S Farms for 32 years, were he raised Registered Red Poll Cattle. He has been the manager of the Farmers Co-op in Baxter Springs for the past 9 years.

Steven was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, were he was a Deacon and taught Sunday school. In High School Steven was an avid sports player. He was a standout in football as a linebacker. He has also been very active in the FFA and was an alumni member of the Columbus Chapter. Steven received the State Farm award as a senior in FFA. He served on the National Board of Directors of The American Red Poll Cattle Association.

He also served as a junior advisor on The American Junior Red Poll Association. He served on the CO-OP board for many years. He was a 4H Beef leader in Cherokee County. He was active in the Cherokee and Crawford County fairs. He coached his girl’s basketball teams. Steve enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed helping others, including children of all ages.

Steven was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Viola Scott and maternal grandparents, Tom and Hazel Salem.

Additional survivors include his daughters Becky Perdue and husband Chris of Columbus, Kan. and Kim Scott of the home, parents Neal and Shirley Scott of Weir; sisters, Kay Mein and husband Rick of Walnut, Kan, Vickie Boss and husband Jim of Eureka, Kan., Connie Hewlett and husband Ed of Independence, Kan. and Cathy Ward of Evansville, Ind.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Center Christian Church of Columbus, with the Rev. Warren Stanton officiating. Burial will follow in the Edgmand Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus. Friends may call the funeral home after 5 p.m. on Monday.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Jr. Red Poll Cattle Association and/or Steven Scott’s family to help with medical expenses. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave., Columbus, KS 66725.E-mail condolences may be left at our website