Archive for Saturday, June 26, 2004

Phillip L. Stallard

June 26, 2004


— Memorial services for Phillip L. Stallard, 82, Topeka, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Topeka. Private family graveside services will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.

Mr. Stallard died Friday June 25, 2004, at Midland Hospice in Topeka.

He was born June 7, 1922, in Parsons, the son of George and Kate Stallard. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1939. He attended Parsons Junior College and Kansas University before he graduated in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University.

Mr. Stallard served during World War II in China and India from 1942 to 1945 with the 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" and was awarded a bronze star. He served during the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953 in Denver and Harlingen, Texas. He remained in the Air Force Reserves until he retired in 1966 with the rank of major.

He went to work for the Kansas Department of Transportation in 1949 and served in offices in Oswego, Girard, Chanute, Fort Scott, Coffeyville and Pittsburg before he moved to Topeka in 1976 as the District One Construction Engineer. He retired in 1988. He was a deacon and ruling elder for Presbyterian churches in Coffeyville, Pittsburg and Topeka and was a youth leader for the church in Fort Scott. He was a member of the Kansas Engineering Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, Kansas Association of Public Employees, KSU Alumni Assn., West Topeka Cat Backers, West Topeka Kiwanis Club and the Democratic Party. He volunteered with Let's Help and Meals On Wheels.

He married Ilo Jean Smith on April 24, 1948. She died Aug. 16, 2002.

Survivors include three daughters, Lynn Stallard, Topeka, Gail Harry, Canton, Mich., and Janet Stallard, Lawrence; a son, Doug, Lake Jackson, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel in Topeka.

The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church, 415 S.W. Eighth Ave., Topeka 66603; or to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.

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