Obituary of Craig Hart

Craig Wynn Hart, 72, died on June 21, 2022, at the Girard Medical Center.  He was born January 25, 1950, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Wilbur Wynn and Helen Maxine (McGrew) Hart. He was a resident of Fort Scott Medicalodge.

Craig graduated from Uniontown High School in 1968, FSCC in 1970, and PSU in 1975 with a history emphasis.  He was a long-time member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church and was currently a member of the Fort Scott First United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed his Sunday School class, working with Feeding Families, and fellowship with his church family.  He was a long-time member of the Fort Scott chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution where he held many different offices.  He was a genealogist.  He authored two books, several magazine articles, and consulted and helped many other genealogists in research.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Gayla Croan and brother, Kirk Hart and wife Jeanie.  He is survived by nieces Samantha (Hart) McGinnis and husband Dan, Morgan (Croan) Felt and husband Carson, and Blair Croan; great nieces and nephews Ethan McGinnis, Connor McGinnis, Perry McGinnis, Ryker Felt, Beckett Felt, Hayden Blair, and Paxton Blair.

Private family graveside services will be held later in the summer.

The family suggests memorials to the Fort Scott First United Methodist Church and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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