John Buran Studdard

John Buran Studdard

John B. Studdard, 82, died Monday Nov. 18, 2013 at his home in Lawrence KS from a difficult bout with autoimmune interstitial lung disease. Services will be Saturday Nov. 23, 2013 at 2 PM at University Community of Christ Church, 1700 University Drive. He donated his body to KUMedical Center for research and teaching.

John was born to Buran and Eva Studdard in Kansas City, 1931. He graduated from Argentine High 1941, Graceland College 1952, and University of Kansas School of Business 1956. He served in the US Army (Korea 1952-54). He worked as an accountant/auditor in various places including Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Kansas (KU and State). He was an elder in Community of Christ church, and did chaplain work for US Army, American Legion Post 14, AARP, Civil Air Patrol and where needed. He served as a volunteer in Lawrence for many groups including AARP Tax Aide, DCCOA, JAAA, Lied Ushering, Outreach International, and on many Boards including Graceland Alumni.

He married Louise Taylor in 1957. He later married Audrey Kamb in 2003 and had wonderful years together traveling extensively, dancing, attending events and sharing.

Survivors include wife Audrey, son Wayne (Lia), stepdaughter Janice Griffin (David) & family Lindsey and Christa, and other stepfamily. He was loved by many.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Outreach International, American Legion Post 14 (Lawrence), veteran's organizations, or donor's choice.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 22, 2013