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Crystal Hammond Stauffer

June 3, 2014

Life Sketch for Crystal R. (Hammond) Stauffer


Crystal R.(Hammond)  Stauffer, 28, died on June 3, 2014  in Newton, Kansas.


Crystal was born on October 5, 1985 in Topeka, Kansas to Jerry and Lillian (Eastwood) Hammond. She was a 2009 graduate of Emporia State University and recently received her Masters Degree in Education from Baker College.


Crystal was married to Andrew Stauffer in July of 2013 in Topeka, Kansas. He survives in the home.


Crystal was a physical education teacher at Santa Fe Middle School for the fifth and sixth grade. She had completed her fourth year of service at Santa Fe Middle School.


Crystal had a big smile and loved to tease in a fun way. She was a very loyal, caring person and would go out of her way to help friends and others. She loved children, her students, especially her nephews and nieces, and longed to have children of her own. Andrew and Crystal attended the Newton Christian Church and their faith was very important to both of them.


She is survived by her husband: Andrew Stauffer; parents: Jerry and Lillian Hammond; sister: Sarah Claspill and husband, Eric; brother: Charles Hammond;

Nephews: Chase and Ryan Claspill; and a host of aunts, uncles and nieces.


Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 AM, Monday, June 9th at Salem United Methodist Church of Newton. A private family burial will be held in Topeka following the service in Newton. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM, on Monday, June 9th at the Topeka Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.  A visitation time is scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 8th at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas.


In lieu of flowers ,the family has established the following memorial fund:

Scholarship Fund for Church Camp, in care of the Newton Christian Church or the Topeka Baptist Church.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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6 thoughts on “Crystal Hammond Stauffer

  1. Andrew,

    Prayers for you and the family during this difficult time.

    Pam Tieszen
    (across the street)

  2. I am shocked and so sorry that the world has lost Crystal. She was one of my best graduate students at Baker University. I still have a couple of her class reflections showing marvelous insight, compassion, and creative thinking. She really “got it”– a very special teacher and person.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Crytal’s family. May the love and support of each other and your community help you through this difficult time. The Bible says that death is ‘the last enemy’ and it will be ‘destroyed’. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Until then may the promise of a resurrection from your loving Heavenly Father be a continuous source of comfort for you. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous” (Acts 24:15) May this hope also be yours..

  4. Sarah,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May Gods peace comfort you and your family as you lean on Him and hold tight to His promises.
    Kent and Jackie

  5. Andrew
    I know there is nothing i can say but i want you to know i am praying for you everyday and am soo sorry for your loss. Let me know if there is anything I can do

  6. So sorry for your loss. I can’t even image loosing a child. I remember her from when her and Erica were in brownies together. She was such a sweet person. Saying a prayer for your family.

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