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Monte Stucky

November 21, 1950 ~ April 26, 2020

On April 26, 2020, heaven gained another great cowboy. Monte Eugene Stucky, 69, passed away at his home in South Haven, Kansas surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born the son of Harry Stucky and LaRue Cornelison on November 21, 1950 in Kingman, Kansas.

Monte lived in Pretty Prairie, Kansas before moving to Blackwell, Oklahoma and graduating from Blackwell High School. He worked alongside his father running the Blackwell Livestock Auction during his teenage and young adult years. He served in the Army National Guard out of Blackwell and was married to Donna Jean Shoffner of Braman, Oklahoma on February 7, 1970. He spent 20 years on the South Haven Township Board. Monte loved being a horseman, stockman and farming along the Kansas/Oklahoma state line. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading about the old west and history. Monte always enjoyed being a part of the “Pony Express” during the South Haven Fair parade, delivering the mail horseback from the floats to the announcer. His favorite days were spent at home with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Stucky of South Haven, Kansas; two children, TJ Stucky of Blackwell, Oklahoma and Jamie Woods and husband Eric of Norman, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Syra Stucky and Ty Woods; one brother, Mark Stucky and wife Betsy of Celina, Texas; and one sister, Donna Kruczynski and husband Joe of Girard, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to Interim Healthcare (Hospice) of Wellington, Kansas or the South Haven Fair Association.

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Thinking of you!

Tracy Thomas - 04/28/2020

Beautiful Donna - I am SO SORRY to hear about Monte! Please know you are in thoughts & prayers. Love you & miss you!

Tracy Thomas - City of Wellington



Mary Green - 04/28/2020


You and your family are in my prayers at this difficult time. i always enjoyed seeing Monte's smiling face when he would come see you at the office. He embodied the true comboy spirit. God bless you and your family.



Carol Mericle - 04/29/2020

Thinking of you and sending a prayer for your strength through this time of sorrow. I know how hard this is for you and your family. Monty will be missed by all that knew him.


Donna, TJ, Jamie

Holly (Harrill)... - 04/29/2020

I'm so sorry for your loss! I have so many fond memories of Monty growing up with Jamie, and spending time at your house! He always had a smile on his face and hello to everyone, he will be missed daily. Sending lots of love and healing to your family at this time.


Dearest Donna, Jamie and T J,

Jim and Cindy Tickel - 04/29/2020

Words cannot express how saddened we were to hear about Monte! We know he is at peace and riding high, but we will surely miss him. He was always a welcome and happy guy to run into or when he stopped into the office for our afternoon bull sessions. We will miss him and know you all have lost a bright light in your lives. Sending HUGS and prayers! Sadle up and ride with the wind my friend!


Donna -

Karen Herrington - 04/30/2020

My heart dropped when I saw Monte's obituary on Sumner Newscow. I'm so sorry to hear of his death. I love you! I'm thinking of you! I'm praying for you and your family. I hope you all get to celebrate his life the way you want to soon. Take care of yourself!



LOUISE RIGDON - 05/04/2020

I just found out about Monte. Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Seems just yesterday you to were dating. After you moved to Kansas, when running into him and he was always smiling and happy. I have not seen you guys in a long time and I am sorry for your lost.


Donna (wife), Sister Donna, Brother Mark

Reatha Stucky - 05/05/2020

I am a cousin of Monte. Daughter of Laura (Harry's sister) and Phil Stucky of Moundridge. Read obit in Wichita Eagle, where I live. Many years since last contact with Monte, but remember his easy going personality. Remember visting our Grandma Tillie up on the hill outside of Pretty Prairie and seeing his family right down the road. So sorry to hear of your loss. Assume Monte is with his Dad and some of their many horses. Wishing you and yours peace and harmony within the family. Again very sorry for your loss. I am notifying my brothers Roger and Rick and sister Rozanne. Stay safe in this current environment.



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