Obituary of Coleene Lockwood

Dorothy Coleene Lockwood, age 90, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Presbyterian Village in Ft. Scott.

She was born April 1, 1931, in Hammond, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ross Ball and Sally Allen Ball.

Following the death of her mother, Coleene, moved to Ft. Scott to live with her sister and brother-in-law. This is where she caught the eye of Grant Lockwood, the young man who lived across the road.

Coleene and Grant were married on April 6, 1951, at Bentonville, Arkansas, while Grant was on leave from the Army. In 1953, following Grant’s service during the Korean Conflict, Grant and Coleene reopened Lockwood Motor Supply. They continued to work side by side at the family business until Grant’s health forced their retirement. Grant passed away on January 17, 1998.

Coleene enjoyed mowing and keeping up her yard, as well as listening to music and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Community Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Lockwood and wife, Joyce and Carey Lockwood and wife, Connie, all of Ft. Scott; seven grandchildren, Jack Lockwood (Stephanie), of Girard, Kansas, Jeremy Lockwood, of Ft. Scott, Michael Lockwood (Tanya) also of Ft. Scott and Ashley Gledhill (Matt) of Lansing, Kansas, Kimberly Pierce (Lee) of Olathe, Kansas, Timothy Lockwood (Maria) also of Olathe and Stacy Lockwood of Tucson, Arizona and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Keith Ball.

In addition to her husband, Coleene was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 7th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel

. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association 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

2 thoughts on “Obituary of Coleene Lockwood”

  1. Coleen was an amazing lady, My dad (Jack (Red) Thompson worked for Grant and Coleen when I was young. We always visited with them on vacation. My mom (Grace (Kitty) loved the Lockwood family deeply. My deepest condolences to the family.

  2. Steve and Carey,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I always adored your Mom. Fond memories of our days growing up at The Brethren Church at 5th and National. Thoughts and prayers.

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