Obituary of Catherine Shackelford

Catherine Shackelford, 95, of Fort Scott, passed away Monday morning September 28, 2020, at Via Christi Ascension in Pittsburg, Kansas.

She was born August 24, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Dora C. (Goeller) Ivan.

She married Robert Everett Shackelford in Colton, California and he preceded her in death August 29, 2001.

Catherine and her husband Robert owned and operated restaurants in California where they lived for a number of years. She was a member of Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Catherine is survived by her children, Gaylord Oberst and wife Deb, of Fort Scott, Glenn Oberst, also of Fort Scott, Carol Arner of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Rose Workman and husband Scott, of Lawrence, Kansas; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Robert, Catherine was also preceded in death by her parents, and all of her siblings, having been the last surviving member of her family.

Father Yancey Burgess will officiate graveside services at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

2 thoughts on “Obituary of Catherine Shackelford”

  1. Marj and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Catherine. She lived a long and fulfilling life. We are thinking about Gaylord, Glenn, Carol Ann and Rose Marie on the loss of their mother. We wished we could be there for her services but we are having to stay close to home because of the Covid situation. Best wishes to everyone. Max and Marj Iven.

  2. I am saddened by the loss of my godmother. She and Uncle Joe Luetkemeyer were my godparents. I will pray for the repose of her soul. Condolences to all of her family.

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