Abby Stous 1983-2022

Abby Stous 1983-2022

Abby Linn Stous, 38, of Manhattan, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, near St. George as the result of a vehicle accident.

She was born Aug. 28, 1983, in Topeka, the daughter of Keith Eric Eubanks and Celeste “Renee” (Chilson) Meininger.

Abby graduated from Holton High School in 2001. She attended a semester at Kansas State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rasmussen College.

She was a para for Central Elementary School, a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Stormont-Vail Hospital and had worked for the State of Kansas in the Revenue Department. Abby had owned and operated Lee’s Flower Shop in Holton and most recently was working for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in internal and external sales.

Abby attended Crestview Christian Church in Manhattan, served on the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce through Blue Cross and Blue Shield, served as a member of Building Better Moms and volunteered for Hype/Manhattan Young Professionals.

Abby enjoyed being involved with all of her children’s activities, including being a dance mom and football mom.

She married Darin Robert Stous on June 9, 2007, in Holton. They would have celebrated 15 years of marriage this June.

Survivors include her husband Darin of the home; four children, Raegen, Leighton, Kinsington and Harper, all of the home; mother and stepfather, Bruce and Renee Meininger of Westmoreland; stepmother, Debbie Eubanks of Denison; her in-laws, Dean and Karen Stous of Holton; two half-sisters, Bailey Eubanks-Eisenbarth (Eric) of Denison and Samantha Eubanks-Correll (Jacob) of Denison; and three stepbrothers, Chris Torkelson (Courtney) of Horton, Ryan Meininger (Kelle) of Hiawatha and Juan Marin (Flor) of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her father, Keith E. Eubanks, on April 1, 2020.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, May 19 at Crestview Christian Church (3940 Excel Rd., Manhattan). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20 at Crestview Christian Church. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Children of Darin and Abby Stous Educational Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. A guestbook will be available at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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