Obituary of Terry Leon Hubenett

Terry Leon “Slim” Hubenett, age 82, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Ascension Via Christi Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

He was born September 11, 1936, in Stafford, Kansas, the son of Claus H. Hubenett and Olive E. Blad Hubenett.  The Hubenett family later moved to Iantha, Missouri.  Terry graduated from the Lamar High School with the Class of 1954.  He then graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in animal husbandry.  Following his education, Terry traveled to ranches throughout the United States where he groomed cattle for auctions and livestock shows.  He was also active with the American Royal in Kansas City.  He later settled on the family farm near Devon, Kansas where he took care of the farm and his beloved mother.

He was a member of the Bourbon County Fair Board and donated countless hours to the upkeep of the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.  The recently constructed Hubenett Pavilion on the fairgrounds in named in his honor.

Terry is survived by several cousins including Judy Wilson, of Uniontown, Kansas, who provided for his care.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marcia Seevers and a brother who died in infancy.

Pastor Rick Hite will conduct funeral services at 6:00 P.M. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

  Private burial will take place at a later date in the Bean Cemetery in Little River, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Bourbon County Fair Board and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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