Hugh Stout


Funeral services for Hugh Stout, 96, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Blanche Missouri Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.Mr. Stout died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at his daughter’s home.He was born April 27, 1912, in Blanche, Mo., the son of Jake and Ada Bell Stout. He was the last survivor of nine brothers and sisters.Until Mr. Stout moved to Lawrence in 2003, he lived in rural Douglas County, Mo., where he was the proprietor of rural grocery stores, a farmer and, for a short time, a mail carrier.He enjoyed gardening, fishing, trapping and hunting in the Ozark woods, and was an accomplished outdoorsman.Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Smith and husband “Skeet,” Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Randy, Rick, Sheila, Terry, Shellie, Kathi and Susan; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Gertie, a son, Doyle, and an infant son, Dallas.The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava, Mo.Memorials may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or the Blanche Cemetery, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Stout.