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.

5 Condolences

  1. Jerry & Judy Niebaum on November 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Audrey – So very sorry for your loss of John. Thinking of you often for your kind loving spirit.

  2. Anonymous on November 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to you, dear sister, Wayne, and family in the loss of your beloved John. There will be a large void in the many organizations where he volunteered and he will undoubtedly be missed by many.

    Interstitial lung disease is a horror that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’m so sorry that such a wonderful person had to suffer through it and that you had to witness his suffering. He was so lucky to have your there, during such a difficult time in his life, as well as through the fun travels, dances, and events.

    May peace, strength, and comfort find you during this difficult time.



  3. melissa mccormick on November 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Dear Audrey,

    I’m so sorry to here about John. My heart goes out to you. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Peace to you,
    Melissa (from Dillons)

  4. Marsha Goff on November 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Audrey and all those who loved John. I will never forget him for the wonderful Sunday service he conducted for the WW II Rangers who held their national reunion in Lawrence in 2006. I am glad I had the opportunity to learn to know him better when we volunteered together at JAAA. He worked very hard to do a good job even when he was not financially compensated.

    He was a good man and I will miss him.

  5. Janice on September 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Happy birthday daddy-o!! Sept. 12 is a good day! Oxoxoxoxox

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