James S. Stinebaugh, 88, Quenemo: Sept. 29, 1925 – Feb. 26, 2014

030214-james-stinebaugh-obiQUENEMO – James S. Stinebaugh, 88, of Quenemo, Kan. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. He was born on Sept. 29, 1925, in Princeton, Kan., to the late Elmer E. and Ava (Morris) Stinebaugh.

James graduated from Princeton High school in 1943. In April of 1944, James enlisted into the United States Army Air Corps, now known as the United States Air Force. James 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, Kan., James 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, James established the Stinebaugh Nursery, in Williamsburg, Kan., which he owned for 25 years.

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

He was united in marriage with Dorothy Cain in January of 1949, in Princeton. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1993.

James is also preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Tim Stinebaugh; grandson, Eric Stinebaugh; two brothers, Ted Stinebaugh and Eugene Stinebaugh; and a sister, Jane Kissinger.

James is survived by six children, two daughters, Waneta Monthey, Overland Park, Kan. and Linda E. Schutther and husband, Steve, Derby, Kan.; four sons, James R. Stinebaugh and wife, Nickie, Williamsburg, Kan., David K. Stinebaugh and wife, Rhoda, Kansas City, Kan., Roger L. Stinebaugh, Kansas City, Mo., and Andrew H. Stinebaugh and wife, Jeanette, Quenomo, Kan.; two sisters, Barbara Symns, Atchison, Kan., 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 sixteen great-grandchildren.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Homewood Community Bible Church, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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