James S. Stinebaugh

Sept. 29, 1925 – Feb. 26, 2014

QUENEMO—James S. Stinebaugh, Quenemo, died Feb. 26, 2014. He was 88.

He was born Sept. 29, 1925, at Princeton, the son of Elmer E. and Ava Morris Stinebaugh. He graduated from Princeton High school in 1943.

He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corp, April 1944, now known as the U.S. Air Force. He achieved the rank of corporal, was decorated with a World War II Victory Medal, and received an honorable discharge on April 21, 1948.

A near lifelong resident of Franklin County, he started out farming in the Princeton and Denton communities. He then worked for Fairbank Morse Pump Corporation for three years before joining Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant as a powder handler from 1965 to 1971. Before leaving in 1968, he established the Stinebaugh Nursery, Williamsburg, which he owned for 25 years.

He was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Franklin County Farm Bureau and Franklin County Horticulture Association. When he was not sitting in his recliner watching “Wheel of Fortune,” he enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, reading and traveling everywhere.

He married Dorothy Cain January 1949, at Princeton. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1993.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Tim Stinebaugh; a grandson, Eric Stinebaugh; two brothers, Ted Stinebaugh and Eugene Stinebaugh; and a sister, Jane Kissinger.

He is survived by two daughters, Waneta Monthey, Overland Park, and Linda E. Schutther and husband, Steve, Derby; four sons, James R. Stinebaugh and wife, Nickie, Williamsburg, David K. Stinebaugh and wife, Rhoda, Kansas City, Roger L. Stinebaugh, Kansas City, Mo., and Andrew H. Stinebaugh and wife, Jeanette, Quenemo; two sisters, Barbara Symns, Atchison; Helen Snelling, Newbury, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, Mike Monthey, Michelle Harwood, Bobby Stinebaugh, Jason Stinebaugh, Travis Stinebaugh, Gene Stinebaugh, Adam Stinebaugh, Kelly Shepherd, John Stinebaugh, Nathan Stinebaugh, Kit Stinebaugh, Alisa Abuzeineh, Rabiha Hatridge, Laura Stinebaugh and Amanda Stinebaugh; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. March 3 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. March 4 at Homewood Community Bible Church, Homewood. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homewood Community Bible Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66006.

Condolences may be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.


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