Archive for Friday, March 17, 2006

Stephen H. Stull

March 17, 2006

Graveside services with full military honors for Stephen H. Stull, 58, Leavenworth, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Stull died March 16, 2006, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

He was born March 27, 1947, in Salina, the son of William and Eloise (Lord) Stull.

Mr. Stull graduated in 1965 from Leavenworth High School, and in 1966, he entered the U.S. Army. He was commissioned as an infantry officer. He served in Vietnam for more than two years as a rifle platoon leader, rifle company commander and battalion operations officer. He received many citations including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Stull was a published poet, and his writings reflected the deep emotion and range of feelings experienced by those who served in the Vietnam War. Many of his poems deal with topics of the war's aftermath, such as Agent Orange, post traumatic stress syndrome and veteran adjustment. He used words to convey the fear, loneliness and despair often flet by those who served and dealt with the war. After serving in the Army, he attended Emporia State Teachers College and became a computer programmer. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include an uncle and aunts, Bob and Janet Batterby, Prairie Village, Dolores Lord and Connie Lord, both of Leavenworth, and Velma Lord, Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous cousins. His parents and an infant brother, Michael Stull, died earlier.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Beldon-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to Children's Mercy Hospital in care of the funeral home.

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