Chianne Lash, 47

Chianne Jean Lash, age 47, of Paw Paw, and formerly of Mendon, died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Sturgis on July 24, 1974 the daughter of Stanley and Nancy (Dunithan) Stienbarger. She graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1993. She attended the Branch Career Center and became a Certified Nursing Assistant, and later attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College, earning her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. Chianne then worked at both Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. When not working she was always busy working inside and outside the house. She enjoyed searching for mushrooms, and especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters.

Chianne was married to Mark E. Lash on May 9, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona. He survives along with a son, Dakota (Sarah) Lash of Vicksburg; two granddaughters, Emma and Lola Lash; mother, Nancy (Todd) McClish of Mendon; father, Stanley (Linda) Stienbarger of North Carolina; and a brother, Daniel (Josie) Stienbarger of Mendon.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has been conducted. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 pm Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. The family is planning to have a memorial celebration later in the Spring of 2022. It is suggested that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association ( Memories and condolences may be shared at

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  1. Ruth (Baughman) Pancoast

    Mark and family

    Was so shocked and saddened to hear of Chianne’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I know she will be deeply missed by all. I was going to come see you but felt awkward and would not know how to act or what to say. I really liked her what little I saw of her when visiting Mary. I know she was very special to you.

    Chianne will live on in everyone she knew and loved. She’ll always be in your mind and in your heart, like all our loved ones are who are gone.


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