Obituary Of Joycelyn Stogsdill

Joycelyn N. “Jo” Stogsdill, age 82, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Hospice House of Olathe in Olathe, Kansas.

She was born August 30, 1935, in Englewood, Kansas, the daughter of Charlie Newton Withrow and Doris Mae Crosby Withrow.

She married Billie Joe “Bill” Stogsdill on January 16, 1951, at Liberal, Kansas.

Jo had worked at both Foodtown and Safeway grocery stores in Ft. Scott, but was primarily a devoted wife and mother. She was an exceptional seamstress and made many of her daughters’ dresses. She liked to paint and do crafts. She also enjoyed reading and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. Tennis was also a sport she enjoyed.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra Jo Butland and husband, Stephen, of Olathe, Kansas; Kim Green and husband, Steven, of Nixa, Missouri and Susan Farmer of Ft. Scott; and eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, John Withrow, and wife, Barbara, of Hutchison, Kansas.

Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death on October 22, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Charlie Withrow, Jr and a sister, Sally Quesada Caffey as well as her beloved dogs, Chelsea and Mandy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 23rd at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Paws & Claws Animal Shelter and may be left in cthe are of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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