Elmore G. Stout, 93, of Bazaar, died April 20, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Cottonwood Falls.
Born June 20, 1915, in Strong City, he was the son of Jeptha Elmore and Carrie (Hansen) Stout.
On Sept. 13, 1938, he married Doris Lee Titus in Cottonwood Falls. They lived on a ranch near Bazaar, owned by Doris’ father, Dr. A.E. Titus. For more than 70 years, Elmore maintained quality Hereford breeding. This year was his 45th annual production sale.
He served 10 years on the USD 284 Chase County board of education, 46 years on the Chase County Fair Board, and 14 years as president of the Flint Hills Rodeo Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris in 2001; two sons, Stanley Stout in 2006 and Roger; a daughter in infancy; two brothers, Curtis Stout and Keith Stout; and three sisters, Clarice McKinney, Virgiline Long, and Doris Dodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Bailey of Hamilton; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was Monday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church, Cottonwood Falls, with the Reverend Pat Ireland officiating.
Burial was at Bazaar Cemetery, Bazaar.
Memorial funds have been established with Chase County 4-H Council, Flint Hills Rodeo Association, and First Presbyterian Church, USA, in Cottonwood Falls, and may be in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls KS 66845.