Rev. John Denniston Stoneking, 81; Great Plains Conference pastor. Born October 5, 1941; died July 12, 2023.
Stoneking received a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and a master's degree from Perkins School of Theology. He was ordained a deacon in the Oklahoma Annual Conference in 1965 and an elder in the Kansas East Conference in 1968.
He served Kansas East churches in Manhattan First, Horton, Kansas City Rosedale, Lenexa and Topeka Highland Park -- as well as Topeka District Superintendent from 1992-1997 -- before his retirement in 2007.
Stoneking is survived by his wife, Jeri; daughters, Anne Holmes, Kristin Stoneking and Nicole Stoneking; four grandchildren and a sister.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Lenexa UMC.
Memorial contributions are requested to: MS Achievement Center at KU, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 2012, Kansas City, KS 66160.
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