He enjoyed gardening, as well as grafting pecan trees. Mr. and Mrs. Stambaugh moved from Prescott to Fort Scott in 2008. Ellwood was very strong in his Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife Harriet of Fort Scott; one son, Louis Stambaugh and wife Marita, Lumberton, Texas; three daughters, Kristina Dodson, Fort Scott, Anke Dunn and husband Will, Tulsa, Okla., and Lanza Coe and husband Ben, McKinney, Texas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a cousin, June Fossey. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bernadine Stambaugh, LaMoyne Stambaugh, and Cleone Stambaugh; as well as his parents.
Pastor Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services for Ellwood "Abe" Stambaugh at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Prescott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday evening. Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Post No. 1165 or Linn County American Legion and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.