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Peggy A. Stambaugh 1933-2012
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Peggy A. Stambaugh 1933-2012

GREAT BEND — Peggy A. Stambaugh, 78, passed away at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend May 10, 2012.
Peggy was born Oct. 14, 1933 in rural Barton County, the daughter of August E. and Alice E. (Smith) Christiansen.  
She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1951, and was united in marriage to Weston L. “Wes” Stambaugh July 19, 1953 at Great Bend. The couple made their home in Great Bend, and were former members of the Golden Belt Gem and Mineral Society and later the Wichita Gem and Mineral Society.  Her husband, Wes, passed away Jan. 21, 2004.  
When her children were young, Peggy was a Cub Scout Leader and Campfire Girls Leader in addition to being a homemaker. She bowled on the Wednesday Night League in Great Bend for many years.  A long-time member of King United Methodist Church in Great Bend, she was active in the United Methodist Women.  Peggy loved crocheting and various other crafts.
Survivors include three sons, Dale Stambaugh and his wife, Jackie, Muskegon, Mich.; Jerry Stambaugh and his wife Lisa, Hoisington; and Jay Stambaugh and his wife Rachel, Great Bend; a daughter, Carol Keyse and her husband, David, Great Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; four brothers,  David Christiansen and his wife, Beverly, Great Bend; Arthur Christiansen and his wife, Hanne, Colorado Springs, Colo; Bruce Christiansen and his wife, Lucie, Lebo; and Jon Christiansen and his wife, Rosa, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Sandy Brown and her husband Joe Brown, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Glenna Grant, Garden City; several nieces and nephews.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14 at King United Methodist Church, 1608 Odell Street, Great Bend with Pastor Scott Tempero officiating. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Barton County.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, and at the church from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  
Memorials may be directed to King United Methodist Church Youth Programs or Hospice Care of Kansas.  
Online condolences may be left and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

Arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals *
2115 Washington Street
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune May 13, 2012