Kent Ed Stout

Kent Ed Stout, 44, of Kansas City, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, after a brief illness, at the home. Memorial Services are scheduled at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th & Broadway, Kansas City, MO, on Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. Mr. Stout, the son of a central Missouri family, pursued diverse career interests in medicine, the dramatic arts and business. He was a skillful RN in emergency and psychiatric medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital. He generously shared this knowledge and experience ushering family and friends through illness and discomfort. Mr. Stout earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theater from UMKC; he directed and produced various works in Kansas City and across the region. Mr. Stout earned his MBA from the University of Kansas and was engaged by KPMG’s Kansas City offices. He was a volunteer examiner for the Missouri Quality Association, cardcarrying member of the ACLU and a frequent contributor to the causes of social justice. Mr. Stout spoke five foreign languages with ease, worked knowledgeably in literature, music and mathematics and was fond of good food and wine, accompanied by scintillating conservation. He suffered no fool gladly, especially PhDs and tenured radicals, yet unfailingly exhibited tact, charm and poise in social and professional life. Mr. Stout was truly devoted to his family. He was a loving brother to his sisters, Grace Ann Stout Conway of Hays, KS, and Linda Stout Potter of Boonville, MO; a doting uncle to their children, Matthew David Gerding of Los Angeles and Timothy Robert Gerding of Columbia, MO, and Miss Hannah Ann Potter of Boonville, MO. He was a caring son to Edward Franklin and Margaret Ann Fuhs Stout and committed partner to his longtime companion, Dennis Studdard, the three of whom have preceded him in death. Mr. Stout was a compassionate and loyal friend and serves a sterling example of unflinching character and dignity in meeting our various human trials. His death extinguishes a bright light of passionate creativity and his proud family loudly laments his untimely loss, as do his many devoted friends, particularly the Curmudgeons. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Stout’s family encourages donations to the Kansas City Free Health Clinic and their AIDS care and prevention programs.


  1. Linda Stout Potter on June 8, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Thinking of you today. I miss you every day.

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