Allen County Loses a Dedicated Bicyclist

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In early May, one of our most faithful riders passed away. Stan Scoville died riding between Iola and Colony on the Prairie Spirit Trail, as he did nearly daily.

If you’ve ridden the Prairie Spirit Trail yourself during recent years, you’ve doubtless come across Stan at one point or another.

Here is Stan’s obituary:

Stan ScovilleStan Scoville, 69, of Iola, Kansas, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, doing what he enjoyed most, riding his bicycle on the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Stan was born Sept. 5, 1945, in Lompoc, California, the son of Jess and Lottie (Hudoba) Scoville. He graduated from Iola High School and Pittsburg State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After receiving masters degrees from both Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas, he taught physics and chemistry at Labette County High School. He retired from teaching in 2004, but continued doing research projects and writing of grants for Pittsburg State University.

On March 19, 1994, Stan married Marlene Brummer Duke and they made their home in Iola. He was an avid bicycle rider.


His wife: Marlene Scoville of the home

1 Step-Daughter: Leslie Duke & husband, Ryan Redyke of Tulsa, OK

1 Grandson: Rex

He was preceded in death by his parents.

VISITATION: 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Iola.

BURIAL: Highland Cemetery, Iola, KS

MEMORIAL: Thrive with contributions to be used for Trail Projects

Donations in honor of Stan can be given to Thrive Allen County.

Tailwinds, Stan Scoville!