Linn County News
Published Feb. 21, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Stoughton, age 95, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of rural Mapleton, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Country Place Living in Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 16, 1923, in rural Bourbon County, the daughter of Nixon and Eula Hutcherson Blair.
She married Ellis Stoughton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2011.
Mary worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Mapleton, Redfield and the Devon office until its closing. She then transferred to Fort Scott until her retirement.
She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, bowling tours, fishing, crafts and antique auctions. She played the organ at church for many years, lastly the Mapleton Methodist Church. She was a member of Eastern Star.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Peery and husband Ed, Mapleton; grandchildren Kristian Fowler and husband Sid with sons Wyatt Ellis Fowler and Jesse Lee Fowler, Olathe, Kan., Andy Peery, Grove, Okla., and children Ian Peery and wife Brandee with son Barrett, Mapleton, and Andrea Peery, Joplin, Mo., Susan Bancroft and husband Adam with children Bailie Elisabeth Brown, Gunnar Joe Brown, Allie Nacole Brown and Kynleah Claire Bancroft, Fort Scott, Matt Martin, Fort Scott, Troy Stoughton and children Laura Wray, Pittsburg, Kan., and Sabra Stoughton, Fort Scott, Drew Stoughton, Mapleton, Amy Stoughton and daughter Jandyn Stoughton, Fort Scott, and Christina Logue and husband Jason with children Brayden and Emma of Ohio. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters Wilma Kendrick Slick and Betty Nethercot; five brothers James, Marion, John, Robert and Warren Blair; and a son, James Raymond Stoughton.
Pastor Joe Perkins conducted funeral services on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott. Burial followed in the West Plains Cemetery, Fort Scott.
Memorials are suggested to support Alzheimer’s research by contributing to KU Endowment – Alzheimer’s Research, sent in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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