Joe D. Stinson, 62, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at the mortuary. Private family inurnment later at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton. The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County 4-H Development Fund c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Joe’s Tribute Wall at

Joe was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Ottawa, the son of Bennie and Jean (Herring) Stinson. He was a lifelong Franklin County resident. He graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1975.

Joe was united in marriage to Brenda Ferguson, Aug. 11, 1984, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Brooke Stinson, of Ottawa; Emilee Brown and husband, Josh, of Cedar Vale; sisters, Karen Martinez and husband, Tom, of Princeton; Lois Livingood and husband, Jerry, of Livermore, Colorado; brother-in-law, Jeff Casten, and wife, Merrilyn, of Quenemo; three grandchildren, Ella Stinson, Preslee Brown and Beck Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Jean Stinson; brother, David Stinson; sister, Joyce Casten; and father-in-law, Ralph Ferguson.

Joe was a butcher/meat cutter with Stinson Meat Processing, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Kansas Meat Processors serving as vice president and president; Kansas Livestock Association; and Rural Water No. 2 Board of Directors.

Joe enjoyed trail rides, hunting, fishing, grandkids and playing the harmonica.