Doris "Jean" Stafford, age 91, passed away on December 25, 2017.
She was born November 14, 1926, in Cherokee County, Kan., to Floyd and Bessie (Kent) Warstler. She graduate from high school in Columbus, Kan.
She married Roy E. Bennett of Columbus in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Survivors are two sons, Clinton Bennett and wife, Boel, of New Market, Va.; Larry Bennett, of Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Don Warstler, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, June Clark, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Pat Warstler, of Baxter Springs, wife of a brother, Kent Warstler, who preceded her in death in 2009; and several nieces and nephews who reside in the area. Her marriage to Clyde Staffor of Stella, Mo., ended in divorce.
Jean always considered Baxter Springs as her home even though she traveled to many places around the world.
Cremation is under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home in Baxter Springs. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church of Baxter Springs, or to a favorite charity.
Published on December 27, 2017