Obituary: James Rodney Stubby

James Rodney Stubby, 77, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. He was born in Hillsboro to Jacob B. Stubby and Edna (Unruh) Stubby.

He was a graduate of Canton High School. He worked as a lineman, repairman, switchman and had a wide range of knowledge with the Southwestern Bell Co., where he retired after 32 years and 8 months. He married the love of his life, Janice, on Aug. 2, 1975.

Rod enjoyed working on his own home, going to auctions, tractor pulls and riding around the countryside critiquing the farmer’s farming techniques. He also enjoyed music and dancing, which included going to bluegrass festivals and gospel singing. After health limited his activities, he enjoyed his westerns, Matlock and his front porch built to surprise him after a hospitalization. But his greatest love was being with his family and enjoying family time spent together.

Rod is survived by his wife Janice; son Jared and wife Chrissy Stubby; grandchildren Elisa and Kaylee Stubby; brothers and sisters, Donovan (Doris), Helen (Rex), Loren, and Jerry (Sharon); many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers and sisters, Gilmer, Earl, Janet and Lila.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be designated in his memory to the American Legion Post 2, 400 S. Spencer Road, Newton, Ks 67114 or Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE Third, Newton, Ks 67114.

Service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Chisholm Trail Shopping Center (southeast meeting room), 601 S.E .36th St., Newton. There also will be a final toast, following the service, at the American Legion, 400 S. Spencer Road, Newton. Condolences may be left for the family at

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