John "Stuts" Stutsman

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PALMYRA, Mo. -- John "Stuts" Stutsman, 79, of Palmyra, died at 2:07 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 18, 2013) in his home.

Mr. Stutsman was born Dec. 31, 1933, in Edina, to Albert and Zentalane Allen Stutsman. He was previously married to Elaine Hirsch in August of 1954 and she survives.

Mr. Stutsman was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He previously was girls softball coach at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., and Culver-Stockton College in Canton and currently at John Wood Community College in Quincy. John was very passionate about softball and cared greatly about his players. He also liked playing basketball and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include four children, Richard Stutsman of Hannibal, Pamela Ludwig (Bob) of Quincy, Yvonne Pealer (Stan) of St. Louis and Art Stutsman (Penny) of Powderly, Texas; his grandchildren, Tara Evans, Cassie Roeder, Joey Stutsman, Matt Stutsman, Eric East, Cody Cook, James Lee Garner, Jan Donavant, Stefhanie Lautenschlagher, Ashley Dover, Austin Stutsman, Ashtin Stutsman, Jimmie Sherwood and Justin Russell; 25 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a niece, Tina Pape; a nephew, Keith Manyx; and great-nephews, Brian Manyx and Austin Pape.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Calup Cyle Cook; and one sister, Sally Jean Pape.

SERVICES: Services with military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, with Bro. Gregg Koeliker conducting. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric East, James Lee Garner Jr., Cody Cook, Joey Stutsman, Matt Stutsman, Austin Stutsman and Mr. Stutsman's great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: John Wood Community College girls softball team in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

ARRANGEMENTS: James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal.

WEBSITE: www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

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James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. - Hannibal
302 S 5th Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
(573) 221-8188
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2013
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