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September 9, 2004


Funeral services for George W. Stauffer, Jr., 73, Ottawa, were Friday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Mr. Stauffer died Aug. 30, 2004, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe.

He was born Jan. 5, 1931, at Cherryville, the son of George W. and Bonnie (Bishop) Stauffer. The family moved to Lawrence where he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1948. He attended Kansas State University.

He married Nancy Sumner Dec. 23, 1948, at Lyndon. She died March 22, 1998.

Mr. Stauffer moved to Ottawa from Lawrence in 1956 and ran a milk route for several years. He worked for several construction companies before working for Dunbar & Son Construction, Lawrence, as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 1998.

He was a member of Local 101 International Union of Operating Engineers in Kansas City, Mo., and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ottawa. He coached Ottawa Babe Ruth Baseball.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Gilroy and her husband, Greg, Ottawa; two sons, Bill Stauffer and his wife, Mary, Parsons, and Andy Stauffer and his wife, Cheryl, Ottawa; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Carlson, Newton; two brothers, Bob Stauffer, Chipita Park, Colo. and Ronnie Stauffer, Baldwin City; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Nancy.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Baseball or the B. Martin Peck Animal Shelter and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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