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Robert D. Stout

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Robert D. Stout were held from St. Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington on June 20, 2004, where the burial office was offered by Canon Robert Miner, interim pastor, and the Rev. Penny Hawkins, deacon.

Organist was Randall Krum. Hymns offered during the funeral service were “The Strife Is O’er,” “Amazing Grace” and “O God Our Help In Ages Past.”

Bearers were a son, Robert D. Stout II; two grandsons, Gareth and Alex Stout; a nephew, Thomas Sullivan; a step-grandson, Victor Ikeda; and a close family friend, Dean F. Hanson.

Honorary bearers were several trustee emeritus from Southwestern Vermont Health care who had served with Mr. Stout during his 30 years at the former Putnam Memorial Health Corp.: Eugene Clark, Mary Dailey, Peter Holden, Anne Knapp, Philip Leonard, Arthur Murphy, Dorothy Pizzano and James Williams; also current trustees Ann Barber, William Hurley, Laraine Smith and the Rev. Thomas Steffen. Also in attendance at the service were several other past and present administrators, physicians, nurses and trustees from the local health care system, representatives of Southern Vermont College, Chittenden Trust Co., the Bennington Rotary Club and other organizations that Mr. Stout had been connected with over the years.

Burial took place in Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, W.Va. on Friday, June 25, 2004, with the Rev. Edward Heiskell, pastor of the Union Baptist Church in Simpson, officiating. Full military honors were accorded in honor of Mr. Stout’s military service in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Taps, 21-gun salute, and the folding and presentation of the American flag to Mr. Stout’s widow, Laila Stout, were provided by the West Virginia Memorial Color Guard. Mr. Stout died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 30, 2004
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