Share |

Jack Stiffler

Jack Edward Stiffler, Jr. passed away Feb. 24, 2014, in Iola, at Iola Nursing Center, at the age of 80.

He was born Feb. 22, 1934, to Jack E. and Mary E. Stiffler, in Oakwood. In 1936 he moved with his parents to Pueblo, Colo., where he graduated from Centennial High School in 1952. He then attended Pueblo Junior College from 1952 to 1954 and attended Colorado A & M College at Fort Collins, Colo., where he majored in entomology and related biological sciences. In 1956 he attended Engineering Drafting School in Denver, Colo., where he received a degree in drafting engineering. In 1957 he was employed by the Triplex Piston MFG (now known as Perfect Circle Division of the Dana Corporation). He operated various cutting lathes and was promoted later as stock clerk for the Foundry and Smelter Division of the plant. In 1968 he was employed by the Crews-Beggs department store in Pueblo as a night watchman. He retired in 1970.

In 1980 Jack adopted a 10-year-old child, William (Bill) Stiffler. In 1982 they moved to Kincaid to make their home. Jack loved children and spent many years as a Boy Scout Master and Sunday school teacher. He was a very educated man and enjoyed reading books of history and documentaries as well as anything he could get his hands on. He also loved music and played the organ, piano, keyboard, and steel guitar. He was honored to play at the local church and with a local band from time to time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary, brother Thomas, sister Mary Jane and grandparents, Dora and William Stiffler.

He is survived by son William (Bill), Paola; brothers David (Denise), Pekin, Ill., and Jack (Pat) Hilbert, Parker, Colo., two nephews and a step-niece.

Cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Lone Elm Cemetery. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements. Go to www.iolafuneral.com to leave a condolence or sign the guestbook.

OBITUARIES

Dixie Vincent

thumb

Dixie Lee (Shultz) Vincent, 73, Chanute, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Dixie was born on April 9, 1943 in Chanute, the daughter of George and Clara (Ogden) Shultz. In 1962 she married John Vincent. John preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1999. Dixie... [More]

Larry DePoe

thumb

Larry DePoe, 74, Lone Elm, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at his home.   Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Burial will follow in Lone Elm Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 o’clock... [More]

Gene Roush

thumb

Larry Eugene “Gene” Roush, 78, lola, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Wichita.  He was born to Fred and Elvira (Coltrane) Roush, March 18,1938, in Allen County. Gene attended Iola schools and graduated in 1957 from Iola High School. He attended trade school... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Friends, colleagues laud Saxton

thumb

The verdict was handed down emphatically Wednesday afternoon. Judge Thomas Saxton — a courtroom mainstay for more than a generation — will be missed. Saxton is retiring this week, putting an end to his 27-year career as magistrate judge for the 31st Judicial District,... [More]

Iola considers options for Gas water contract

thumb

Iola City Council members remain in a wait-and-see mode to learn if negotiations between Iola and Gas will allow for Iola to increase the price of the water it sells to Gas. The 30-year pact between the cities — established in 2001 — allowed for Iola to institute... [More]

Fairgrounds repair effort pursued

thumb

In the summer of 2007, when rains draped a blanket of water over most of Allen County, the buildings at the fairgrounds in Riverside Park were among those hardest hit.  On Tuesday, representatives from the Allen County Fair Board asked the commission for their support in... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Veteran Iola swimmers help younger ones flourish

thumb

Seahorse coach Chelsea Lea is pleased with how her team has improved since its season began just under a month ago. “I’ve been really impressed,” Lea said. “Each meet our swimmers have improved (his or her) times by (a team-average of) 3 seconds, which... [More]

Allen runner competes at the Junior Nationals

thumb

CLOVIS, Calif. — Ricardo Banuelos didn’t get much of a break this offseason before he competed in one of the biggest races of his career in Clovis, Calif. The Allen Community College runner qualified in April for the USA Junior Championships in San Francisco. According... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription