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Wayne Stogsdill

Monday, June 25, 2012
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
11:00 AM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Kindell Wayne Stogsdill, 86, of Quercus Grove, IN, passed away at 10:20 PM, Friday, June 22nd, at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Wayne was born in Pulaski County, KY on September 17, 1925, a son of the late Alma (Estep) and Niel Stogsdill. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class during WW II. Wayne was a Heavy Mortar Crewman and was part of the campaign in the Rhineland and Central Europe. While in service Wayne received a Combat Infantryman Badge; Rifle-Sharpshooter Qualification; EAME Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars; American Theater Ribbon; Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal. On October 22, 1949 in Rising Sun, IN he married Betty (Wainscott) Stogsdill who survives him. Wayne and Betty were married almost 63 years. He attended Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove, IN and was a lifetime member of the DAV. Wayne worked as a machine operator at Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, IN., retiring in 1977. He also had worked for Aylor & Meyer and was a farmer. Wayne loved talking to people and never met a stranger and was known as "honorary mayor" of Quercus Grove. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his caring wife Betty, Wayne is also survived by a son, Gary (Mary) Stogsdill, of Quercus Grove, IN; by grandchildren Lisa (Douglas) McNeely of Quercus Grove, IN, Gary Wayne (Tracie) Stogsdill of Quercus Grove, IN and Eric (Mary) Stogsdill of Vevay, IN; by step grandchildren Jennifer Coy and Julie Knippenberg; by great grandchildren Cody, Christian, Josie, Shelby and Jack; by step great grandchildren Tyler & Kaitlyn; by three sisters, Christine Simson, of Columbia, SC; Frances Adkins, of Burnside, KY; June (Charles) Randall, of Somerset, KY; a brother, Odell (Charlotte) Stogsdill, of Shopville, KY; brother-in-law Billy (June) Wainscott of Aurora, IN. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Oliver Stogsdill and by sisters, Ruby Phelps & Geneva Stogsdill.

Funeral Service at Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, IN, at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 26th, with Lou Gordon officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday 5-8 PM. at Markland Funeral Home. Interment at Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, IN. Family request donations to Posey Twp. Fire Dept. or Quercus Grove United Methodist Church.

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