Jack B. Stairrett, 77, died October 21, 2011, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.


     Jack B. Stairrett, 77, died October 21, 2011, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.
     He was born September 2, 1934, at Winfield, Kansas, the son of Leonard L. and Louisa M. Frusher Stairrett. He was a farmer and stockman.
     He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of the American Legion, served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division from 1952-1955. Lifetime member of the Kansas State Historical Society, #227 school board, Fairmount cemetery board, trustee for Valley Township, Rakkasans Paratrooper 187th, a life member 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team and a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Past Master at Jetmore Lodge # 292, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Midian Shriner and a Dodge City Shrine Clown for many years.
     On September 3, 1955, he married Edna Green at Fayetteville, North Carolina. She survives.
     Other survivors include: two sons, Andy and Joe Stairrett, both of Jetmore; a daughter, Jaci    Dumler and husband, Randy, Ness City; a brother, Clair Stairrett, Olympia, Washington; two sisters, Sandra Stum, Towner, Colorado, and Barbara Dunn, Ellinwood; seven grandchildren, Amanda Stairrett, Stephanie Dumler, Danny Dumler, Lee Stairrett, Linda Schlotthauer and husband Trent, Grant Stairrett, Colt Stairrett; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Swinney, Aiden Schlotthauer and Braydin Schlotthauer.
     He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip William Stairrett.
     Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore, with Pastor Dennis Fulton presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be at the Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Jack Stairrett Scholarship Fund in care of Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Condolences may be left at www.beckwithfuneralhome.com.