Carolyn J. Stauffer

Carolyn went to be with her heavenly father Wednesday July 3, 2019. She was born to the late John Foster and Iola Miller Foster on March 29, 1948 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her brothers Jimmy, John, David and Ron Foster.

She graduated from Lecompton High School in 1966 and from Clarks Business School in 1967. She married her high school sweetheart, Gary Stauffer on August 6, 1967, in Lecompton, Kansas. After spending her early married years at home raising their daughter, Carolyn worked for the Lawrence School District in a variety of secretarial positions.

Carolyn was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and participated through various Bible studies, bell playing and serving as a Stephen Minister.

In recent years, Carolyn was a board member of the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton and took great pride in helping with the vintage Christmas tree display.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Gary, Lawrence; daughter Mendi Hanna and son-in-law Scott Hanna, Olathe and her pride and joy grandsons Cole and Carson as well as numerous loving family and friends. Carolyn’s strong dedication, commitment, love and care was a blessing to all who knew her.

Celebration of life for Carolyn will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. Inurnment will be at 10 am Thursday July 11th at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton, Kansas. Visitation will be 5:30-7:00 pm Tuesday July 9th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carolyn’s name to the Lecompton Historical Society, P.O. Box 68, Lecompton, KS 66050.

Messages & Condolences

From Karen Davies...

My thoughts and prayers to Carolyn’s family-she was so kind to me when we worked together-lots of laughter. I will remember her fondly.

From Violet Ray Thygesen...

Gary and Mendi,
I was so sorry to learn of Carolyn’s passing. We were childhood friends through our families. May God bring you comfort and peace.
Violet Ray Thygesen

From Karen Potter...

Gary & family, so sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers!

From Dorothy Moore....

Gary and family I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in this sad time.

From Jamie Cornell...

Mendi, Scott, Cole & Carson, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Brenda Rice...

Gary, Mendi, Scott, Cole, and Carson . . . . so Heartbroken over the news of Carolyn passing. She is such an amazing loving, caring, friendly person and was like another Grandma to my children and me! We will truly miss her but do know she is enjoying that amazing place in Heaven . . . Prayers for comfort in your time of sorry. Love, Brenda, Tim, August, and Joscelyn

From Jim & Charlene Robuck...

Gary, we were so saddened & shocked to learn of Carolyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family as you deal with this tragic loss.

From Phyllis Lewin...

Gary, you and Mendi are very much in my thoughts. The sudden loss of Carolyn is sad and difficult. Carolyn was always full of life and thought of others before herself. You were a close and loving family, and I know she will be truly missed, by you both and all who knew her. May the love that you shared and the beautiful memories you have along with family and friends bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Phyllis Lewin and Family

From Lori Gruver...

Gary, Mendi and family,
So sorry for your loss. We were so shocked. Please know that you are all in our prayers

From Jane Rundquist...

Oh Gary, love and condolences to you and your family

From Harley and Janet Broers...

Gary and family, So very sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. It is so difficult to lose a partner and mother. Our sincere sympathy.

From Laura...

Gary, Mendi and family-
The world has lost a sweet spirit but she lives on in each of you. I’m so very sorry. Carolyn was a loving person who made such a difference in so many lives. She will be missed.

From Dennis and Pat Kuester...

Gary, Mendi, and family,
So sorry to of Carolyn’s passing. You all were her world, and I know she was yours. Praying for peace and comfort during this sad time.

From Whitney Burns...

Gary and Hanna Family –

The world lost a bit of sunshine. No words will be able to mend your hearts but know she was like no other. Her kindness, love for others, and joy for life will not be forgotten. I am thinking of you. I am sure she is looking down over all of you. Love you all!!

Love – The Burns Family

From Jo Ellen Kasson...

Gary, we were so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I just saw the two of you at HyVee!! Please know that we are thinking of you all. She was such a wonderful lady and will truly be missed! ~the Kassons

From Willie Amison...

Gary, we are so very sorry for your loss. Carolyn will be sorely missed by so many. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this transitional time.

From Joyce pierce cox...

So sorry gary . Unexpected losses are the hardest. You know you have my heartfelt sympathy

From Gary Ray...

Sorry to hear about Carolyn and so sorry for Gary’s loss. Gary Ray

From Lynn Ward...

I loved working with Carolyn at the museum and I’m going to miss her! She was always such a delight–very positive and encouraging. I’m so sorry, Gary and family. My thoughts are with you.

From Theresa Winter...

Mendi and family, My condolences to you and your family. I was sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing she is at rest and in the arms of the Lord. Hugs and blessings to you!

From Jill Patton...

Gary and Mendi-
Our prayers of strength go out to your family during this difficult time. Peace to everyone.
Jill Patton and
Dick and Jean Holzmeister

From Mandy Commons...

Mendi and family, I am so very sorry for your huge loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know.

From Carol (confer )and Les McCune...

Gary and family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you. Our deepest sympathies

From Denna Yockey...

Gary & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. We are never ready to say goodbye to our loved ones. I have lots of treasured memories from our High School days. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

From Donna...

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May family, friends and memories comfort you.
Sincerely,
Jim & DonnaFlory

From Diana Gillette, Kelley Silvers and Peggy Vausbinder...

Gary: We are thinking of you and your family with loving thoughts and prayers.

From Rosalee Neibarger and Alta Walter...

Gary and family, sending my and my mother’s deepest sympathy to all of you. I have lots of memories of school days together. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace during this difficult time. She is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

From Linda Gilbert Gudenkauf...

My heart goes out to you, Gary, and Mendi and your grandsons! It is so very hard to say goodbye to the one we love! I worked with her and she was such a joy to me! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

From Donna and Walt Confer...

Thinking of you, Gary and your family at this heartbreaking time. Happy thoughts and many memories to comfort you.

From Tom Christie...

I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing, Gary. I wish you and your family comfort and peace as you fondly recall all the cherished, loving memories you shared.

From Eunice Foster Lee...

My deepest sympathies to all the family members. Praying God will give you His peace and comfort.
Living in New Jersey I do not see my cousins very often. John, David, Ronnie and Carolyn are my cousins. Carolyn’s Father is a brother to my father, Fred.

From Linda Poort...

Gary and family. I’m so sorry about Carolyn. I remember you finding each other back in high school and your lives have continued since then. She will be missed by many people. God will continue to take care of her now.

From Linda Traxler Orr...

Carolyn was a close friend for many, many years, I first met her in Grade School, and we became Best Friends. We were close for years. Shared many,many good times together. She will be missed for sure.Rest in Peace old friend!

From Deanna Gowing Posik...

Gary and Mendi,
So sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. Let happy memories bring you comfort and take away the tears. God be with you and hold you tight.
Sincerely,
Deanna Gowing Posik

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