Joseph “Joe” Saylor Stauffer, 89, Lecompton, died June 11, 2012, at the Hickory Pointe Care Center in Oskaloosa.
He was born Dec. 20, 1922, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Walter Brown and Ibba Jane Saylor Stauffer. He was a 1940 graduate of Lecompton Rural High School and he attended York College, York, Neb.
A retired civil service employee for 34 years, he served as an inspection supervisor at the Air Force Supply Depot in Topeka for 17 years and then as a supervising requisitions officer for the Postal Department for 17 years.
He was a member of the Lecompton Masonic Lodge, the Lecompton Historical Society, and the Lecompton United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee and as a lay delegate to the conference. He also served as Scout Master and as a Lecompton city councilman.
He married Ruth Lillian King Jan. 30, 1944, at Topeka. She survives at the home.
He is also survived by two sons, Ron Stauffer and Dennis Stauffer, both Lawrence; two daughters, Linda Stauffer, Humboldt, Iowa, and Debra Fuston, Topeka; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three honorary great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. June 30 at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Lecompton United Methodist Church, Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, or to the Hickory Pointe Resident’s Fund and sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.
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