OBITUARY: Grace L. Stauffer

Grace L. Stauffer, 88, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Milford, Neb., the daughter of Edward and Fannie (Roth) Beckler.

She was a dedicated homemaker, pastor’s wife and missionary. Grace loved to read, quilt, crochet and enjoyed spending her time gardening and canning what she had grown. Grace loved to cook and hosted many dinners throughout the years.

Grace was united in marriage to Morris Dale Stauffer on Feb. 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2018.

She is survived by her five children, Joy (Doug) Kauffman, Twila (Larry) Smith, Mahlon (Annette) Stauffer, Nolan Stauffer and Wendy (Steve) Miller; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Beckler and Inez Stauffer; brother, Norman Beckler and sisters-in-law, Diane and Irene Beckler.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five siblings and daughter-in-law, Sandy Stauffer.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at Hesston Cemetery. Visitation was from 8-9:30 a.m., prior to the service at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, Kan., 67062.


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