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Obituary Of Joe Robert Davis

Joe Robert Davis, 78, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018, in Grove, Oklahoma.

He was born April 16, 1939, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of John Kenneth and Lucy Margaret (More) Davis. He married Linda Maggard October 29, 1995, in Miami, Oklahoma, and she survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his children, Joe Robert Davis, Jr. and wife Debi, of Great Falls, Montana, Kathy Dixon and husband Jim, also of Great Falls, Montana, Debra DeWitt and husband Richard, of Joplin, Missouri, Johnny Ray Davis and wife Terra, of Vaughn, Montana, Lena Cheevers, of Idaho, Mistie Cole and husband Johnny, of Carthage, Missouri, and Travis VanWey and wife Amber, of Grove, Oklahoma; sister, Kay Ballou and husband Larry, brother Kenny Davis, and sister Juanita Sinn, all of Fort Scott; thirteen grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step-son, Corey VanWey.

Joe Davis, Jr., will conduct services 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Following cremation, interment will be at a later date at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Obituary Of Thomas Leroy Willard

Thomas Leroy Willard, age 76, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his home.

He was born October 11, 1941, in Ft. Scott, the son of Elzy Leroy “Jack” Willard and Rowena Louise Maynard Willard.

Thomas attended Ft. Scott schools and later worked in maintenance for the Western Insurance Company which later became American States Insurance Company. He retired after over forty years of service. He married Roma Mae Harris on November 16, 1962, at Ft. Scott.

In earlier years, he enjoyed photography, classic cars, woodworking and barbequing. He attended Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ.

He is survived by his children, LaShawn Anita Noel and husband, Tracy, of Pittsburg, Kansas; Douglas Lee (Cheney) Willard and Sahaun Timogen Willard, all of Ft. Scott; three grandchildren, Cire Miller of Pittsburg, and Cannon and Quinn Willard, both of Raleigh, North Carolina. Also surviving is a sister, Jacqueline Drake, of Ft. Scott and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His wife, Roma, preceded him in death on February 28, 2008.

There was cremation. Pastor Daryl Gaddy will conduct a memorial service at 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 27 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Obituary for Cindy Gillispie

Cindy Gillispie

Cynthia Katherine Gillispie, 56 of Prescott, Kansas passed away March 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Cremation, with private family interment to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to United Methodist Women in Prescott, Kansas or to the ALS Association (6950 Squibb Road Suite 210 Mission, KS 66202). Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Cynthia was born July 17, 1961, in Fort Scott, Kansas. She grew up and attended school in Fort Scott. Following high school, she moved to Texas and eventually made her way back to Fort Scott to serve the Police and Sheriff’s Department of Bourbon County and Sheriff’s Department of Linn County for 20 years.

Cindy is preceded in death by her parents Johnny Joe Sheehy and Patricia Ann Burrous, and brother John Sheehy. She is survived by her husband Earl Gillispie, her three daughters Morgan Gillispie, Randie Schlichting, and Kathy Messer; her brothers Tony and Joe Sheehy; and several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.