Obituary of Adam Bancroft

Adam Wayne Bancroft, age 48, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, June 21, 2019, as the result of a vehicle accident East of Ft. Scott on Hwy. 54.

He was born January 10, 1971, in Lansing, MI, the son of Dennis W. Bancroft and Pamela Fay Perkins Hickman. He graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School with the class of 1989. In school he was known as “Badam”, but later in life, he became “Dadam.”

Adam received his master’s degree in administration following a bachelor’s in special education from Emporia State University. He taught in several locations earlier in his career. Most recently he taught in Wichita until teaching in Paola from 2017 to present.

He married Susan Peery on October 15, 2016, in Mound City. He enjoyed riding bikes, helping others, and collecting sports memorabilia.

Adam was loud and funny; you knew when he was in the room. He was a children’s advocate, selfless, serving, and a dedicated family man.

Survivors include his wife Susan of the home; three daughters, Kynleah Bancroft, Bailie Hughes and husband Victor, and Allie Brown; two sons, Kyle Kjar and Gunnar Brown; his father, Dennis Bancroft and wife Deborah, Drums, PA; two sisters, Shandra Hilpipre and husband Troy, Webster City, IA, and Susannah Hood and husband Jon, Mississippi; two step-brothers, Matthew Reeder and David Reeder; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son Kolbey Bancroft; and his mother, Pamela Hickman.

Rev. Joe Perkins will conduct funeral services at 10:30 AM Friday, June 28th, at the First Baptist Church, Mound City, KS.

Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Adam Bancroft Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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