Betty Joyce Stauffer

Funeral services for Betty J. Stauffer, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.

Mrs. Stauffer died Sunday February 11, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born March 12, 1926, in Lecompton, the daughter of Louis and Margaret Crady.

Mrs. Stauffer worked for fifteen years at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant as a quality control technician and for several years at Aeroquip Corporation. Her focus in life was to support her family in any way she could. She also enjoyed social times with friends and family gatherings and celebrations. She was the number one cheerleader over the years for her granddaughter and her great-grandsons.

She married Walter Lester ‘Les’ Stauffer on Oct. 22, 1944, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death in 2009. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wes and Harold Crady.

Survivors include son Gary and wife Carolyn, Lawrence; granddaughter Mendi Hanna and husband Scott, Lenexa; and great grandsons Cole and Carson Hanna.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The family wishes to thank Pioneer Ridge staff for their care while she resided in her assisted living apartment.

The family suggests memorials to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

 

Messages & Condolences

From Denna (Confer) Yockey...

Sorry for your loss Gary. Always hard losing your Mom.

From Gregory Galloway...

Sorry to learn of your loss . . . My you and your family find comfort during your time of bereavement.

From Steven L. George...

So sorry for your loss.

From Rosalee Neibarger...

Gary and Carolyn, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Keep all those wonderful memories of her close. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

From M.L. Crady...

My first memory of my Aunt Betty is that she had the coolest car
in Kansas. My last memory was Aunt Betty saying”Stay in touch”
I didn’t. Reflecting back no news is not good news. I’m sorry Gary for you loss

From Shirley and Owen Ball...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss! Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Sending love and hugs.

From Wanda Samuels...

So sorry for your loss. It’s a very difficult time in anyone’s life. My you receive God’s strength and peace.

From Fred Shirk...

Sorry Gary and family,may she R.I.P. Worked with Les and we would go out to Lone Star lake for water skiing and hot dogs and burgers . Les and I would go out early and Betty and Sue would come out after work, great times

From Lynn Stoner-Whitsitt...

I remember Grandma Betty’s unconditional love and caring heart. She always made sure her grand daughter and bestie were well taken care of and welcome in her home anytime.

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