Stanford Dewitt Buntin, 74, Butler, Mo., died Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Medicalodge of Butler. He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Palestine, Ill., the son of Jerome and Enolia A. (Reinbold) Buntin.
All of his life Stanford worked in the family's retail sporting goods business and helped care for ailing family members. In 1999, he sold the family business, did a bit of traveling and moved back to Schell City for retirement. During that time he served as secretary of Community Betterment. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Schell City but had also attended the Schell City Baptist Church.
Survivors include four cousins.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 29, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, Mo., with Brother Gene Gray officiating. "God Be With You" was sung by the congregation. Memorials are suggested to the Schell City Community Betterment. Arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, Mo.