Thursday, July 31, 2008

Raymond Anderson Stewart, Jr., 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Raymond and Faye (Hess) Stewart. He worked his way through college at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., where he graduated in 1958 with a business degree. In 1984, Washburn University awarded him with an honorary doctorate of commerce to celebrate his successful business career. While at Washburn University, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

He married Janice Spicer, in 1959. They moved to Kansas City where he worked as a CPA for Arthur Anderson & Company, then Ross, Fuller & Costello Accounting Firm. He joined Yellow Freight System in 1966 as chief accountant and worked his way up to president, resigning in 1987.

Ray and his wife have three children, Dick, Diane and Shari.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Janice (Spicer) Stewart; son, Richard Stewart and wife, Vickie, of Reeds Spring; and daughters, Diane Stewart, of Denver, Colo., and Shari Weyrauch and husband, George, of Overland Park, Kan.; and two granddaughters.

Memorial services were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to the Raymond and Janice Stewart Scholarship Fund for Business Students at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

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Shell Knob, Missouri