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Dr. William M. “Bill” Stauffer, 60, a Parsons chiropractor, died at 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his home. He had been in failing health.

A visitation is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons. Graveside services are planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.

He was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Lawrence to George W. and Nancy (Sumner) Stauffer.

The family moved to Ottawa when he was a small child and he grew up there, graduating from Ottawa High School in 1970. While in high school, he ran track and was a member of the Kansas state championship relay team. He also enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball.

He graduated from Ottawa University in 1974 and taught math and science at Ottawa High School for seven years. At OHS, he coached girls basketball and was assistant coach for football and track. He then attended the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, graduating in 1988. In October 1990, he began his practice in Parsons.

Bill loved caring for his patients and his family. He loved watching his grandson participate in sports activities. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Parsons.

On May 22, 1972, he and Mary Baldwin Scribner were married in Lyndon. Mary is a librarian for Parsons schools.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Stauffer, of the home; a son, Mark Stauffer, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Amy Gollhofer and her husband, Seth, Pittsburg; two grandchildren, Bryson Edward and Norah Grace; a brother, Andy Stauffer and his wife, Cheryl, Ottawa; sister, Bonnie Gilroy and her husband, Greg, Ottawa; and father and mother-in-law, Loyd and Joanne Scribner, Ottawa

Memorials are suggested to The Labette Health Foundation or the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (PALS). They may be left at or sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Box 942, Parsons KS 67357.

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