Mary Elizabeth Stoughton, age 95, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, formerly of rural Mapleton, KS, died Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Country Place Living in Ft. Scott. She was born January 16, 1923, in rural Bourbon County, the daughter of Nixon and Eula Hutcherson Blair. She married Ellis Stoughton. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2011. Mary worked for the Postal Service in Mapleton, Redfield, and the Devon office until it’s closing. She then transferred to Ft. 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, KS; grandchildren Kristian Fowler and husband Sid with sons Wyatt Ellis Fowler and Jesse Lee Fowler, Olathe, KS; Andy Peery, Grove, OK, 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, Ft. Scott, Matt Martin, Ft. Scott, Troy Stoughton and children Laura Wray, Pittsburg, KS, and Sabra Stoughton, Ft. Scott, Drew Stoughton, Mapleton, Amy Stoughton and daughter Jandyn Stoughton, Ft. 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 will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 20th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the West Plains Cemetery, Ft. Scott. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. 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, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.