Monday, December 22, 2014



Loyd M. “Scrib” Scribner, 87, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

 Graveside services are planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Family members are set to meet with friends 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dengel & Son Mortuary, following the graveside service.

Scrib was born Thursday, March 11, 1926, in Mesquite, Texas, the son of Charles Athel and Helen Isabel (Miller) Scribner.

He lived several places in eastern Kansas, including Atchison, Quenemo, Paola and Wellsville, moving to Ottawa in 1938.

Scrib attended school at the Wykoff Community in rural Ottawa and graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1943.

Scrib was united in marriage with Joanne (Wright) Baldwin in 1963 at Wellsville, Kan. They later divorced.

Survivors include his three daughters, Mary Stauffer, Parsons, Kan., Becci Young, Wichita, Kan., and Judy Doehling, Overland Park, Kan.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, James Stubenrauch, Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Scribner; daughter, Kathy Scribner; parents, Charles and Helen Scribner; birth mother, Lillie Massey; two sisters, Bonnie Overstreet and Aubrey McCabe; and brother, John Meier.

He worked 43 years for Kansas City Power & Light, retiring Dec. 31, 1986. He also was co-owner of A & S Motor Repair Service and was the owner of Holes & Poles Service Company.

Scrib served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps 1st Division from March 1944 until May 1946, attaining the rank of Corporal and receiving the Good Conduct Medal, and the Asiatic Occupation Ribbon. He served in the South Pacific in the first Marine wave, and was part of the invading forces at Okinawa. After the war, he was sent to China for occupation duty.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Memorial Post No. 5901, Ottawa Lodge No. 18, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Warren Black Post No. 60, American Legion, Aerie Lodge No. 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Ottawa Lodge No. 803, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Williamsburg Wildlife Club or Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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