Edward Everett “Ed” Dalton, age 87, passed away on March 30, 2021 in Louisburg, KS. He was born on February 3, 1934 in Mapleton, KS to Ruth (Cook) Dalton & Thomas W. Dalton.
He attended Fort Scott Schools and worked at the Western Insurance/American States Insurance Companies, retiring in 1989 after 31 years.
He married Shirley I. Robinson in 1954. She passed away in 1969. He married Gloria A. (Stanley) Huff in 1974.
Both Ed and Gloria had 2 children, so they became a family of 6.
While living in Fort Scott, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as both a deacon and an elder. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club.
He was proud of his military service having been in the Army and stationed in Germany and France from 1956-1958 as part of a heavy equipment battalion to rebuild Europe after World War II.
He was small in stature but big in heart and loved by many. Upon retirement, he and Gloria moved to Olathe, KS to be near their children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his family and supporting his grandchildren in various sports and activities.
He is survived by his children Suzanne Hughes and her husband Mark of Monument, CO: Brenda Douglas and her husband Mark of Edgerton, KS; Greg Dalton and his wife Shelly of Louisburg, KS, and grandchildren Chris (Moira) Beveridge, Jake (Amanda) Douglas, Jared (Chloe) Douglas, Amberly (Aaron) Ramsey, Hannah Dalton and Thomas Dalton, as well as his brother Ron Dalton of Olathe, KS and several nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria, his daughter Penny Wicken, his brothers Robert, Charley and Floyd and sisters Margaret and Roberta.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 12:30 AM Friday, April 2nd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Private family burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 until service time Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials may be made in Ed’s honor to Olathe Health Hospice or the American Lung Association and left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.