John “Scott” Stauffer, 60, Overbrook: Aug. 10, 1960 – Aug. 23, 2020

OVERBROOK, Kan. – John “Scott” Stauffer, 60, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2020. Scott was born Aug. 10, 1960, in Topeka, Kan., the son of John and Delores Stauffer.

Scott graduated from Highland Park High School in 1978, and joined the Kansas National Guard. Scott was a “jack-of-all-trades”. He started a trenching business, built several houses, and worked for Herman’s Excavating until he was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 37 and given six months to live. His eternal optimism and love for life proved to be too much against cancer, and he survived, successfully spending the next 23 years full of life surrounded by family and friends, and of course, his beloved tractors.

Scott was active in the Overbrook community. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and participated in the Relay for Life of Osage County, Kan., for many years. You could find Scott in his garage tinkering with old mowers and tractors, around town on his golf cart getting coffee with friends, and attending tractor pulls, auctions, and county fairs.

Scott is preceded in death by his father, John; nephew, Brady; and niece, Andrea.

He is survived by two sons, Jacob Stauffer, Kansas City, and Caleb Stauffer, Topeka, Kan.; a daughter, Stevy Stauffer, Kansas City; three brothers, Curt Stauffer, Kelly Stauffer and Doug Stauffer, all of Topeka; and two sisters, Kim Adams, Topeka, and Jenny Moritz, St. Louis, Mo.

Visitation gathering will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the Davidson Funeral Home. Memorial services are pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241. See davidsonfuneral.com.

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