Gomer Quintin Stukesbary


Gomer Quintin Stukesbary, 87, Ness City, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Cedar Village, Ness City.

Gomer Quintin Stukesbary, 87, Ness City, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Cedar Village, Ness City.

He was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Nevada, Mo., to Wilbur Dewey and Hazel Irene (Noyes) Stukesbary. He attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a pharmacy degree,

He married Becky Ainsworth on Nov. 27, 1947, in Nevada, Mo. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He was a Boy Scout and adult scouter. He was a local and council leader, and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch founder, Troop No. 131 committee member, and he was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Santa Fe Trail Council.

He was a member of Ness City American Legion Post No. 152, Kansas Pharmaceutical Association, KU School of Pharmacy Advisory Board and was awarded the "Bowl of Hygia", a national pharmacy award for community service. He was a member of the Ness City Lions and Rotary clubs, Industrial Development Board, Ness County Hospital Foundation Board, a former city council member and police commissioner. He was an American Red Cross Disaster director, South Shore Cabin Owners Association president, Cedar Bluff Lake Association Board, attended Ness City United Methodist Church, and was a member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Duane Stukesbary and wife, Jana, Topeka; two daughters, Leta Jo Stukesbary, Hays, and Debra Kay Harvey and husband, Steve, WaKeeney; a brother, Don Stukesbary and wife, Betty, Nevada, Mo.; his family friend, Wanda Gabel, Ness City; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Hayes; and a brother-in-law, Robert Hayes.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Ness City; burial in Ness City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, both at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Memorials are suggested to Boy Scout Troop No. 131 or Ness County Hospital Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.