Obituary of Curtis Platt

Curtis Ryan Platt, age 38, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 4, 2024, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Missouri.  He was born March 28, 1986, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, to Alan Joe Platt and Linda  Kratzberg Platt.  Curtis graduated from Central Heights High School in Richmond, Kansas with the Class of 2004.

He started his career with Holland Quarry as a plant operator with his dad.  He then worked road construction for Lexico with his Uncle LeRoy where he inherited the nickname, Gilligan.  After Lexico, Curtis worked for Doherty Steel in Paola, Kansas before going to work as a supervisor for Fabcon Precast in Pleasanton, Kansas where he worked until his death.

Curtis was united in marriage on February 2, 2013, in Ft. Scott, Kansas to Tausha Malone.  Curtis and Tausha were married for eleven wonderful years.  Not only was Curtis committed to Tausha, but he was also committed to his new stepdaughter, Hayley who he loved as his own.  Curtis and Tausha were also blessed with a son, Jase Ryan on August 27, 2014.

Curtis enjoyed working on four wheelers and razors for family and friends.  One of his favorite pastimes was hopping in the razor with Jase and going on a night ride with all his friends.  Curtis also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing softball, which is how he and Tausha met.  His greatest enjoyment was spending time with Tausha, Hayley and Jase.  Curtis and his contagious smile will be lovingly missed by his family and many friends.


Survivors include his wife, Tausha and son, Jase of the home, a stepdaughter, Hayley Bean and grandson, Kyson Castleberry of Arkansas, his parents, Joe and Linda Platt of Richmond, Kansas, two brothers, Erik Platt and wife, Chloe of Princeton, Kansas and Chad Platt and girlfriend, Victoria McMoran of Garnett, Kansas and his grandmother, Elsie Kratzberg of Greeley, Kansas.   Also surviving are his in-laws, Brandon and Kathy Malone of Ft. Scott and Linda Rogers and Al Schaffer of Jefferson City, Missouri, brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Sara Kottwitz of Barnett, Missouri and Heather and Thaine Geiger of Ft. Scott.

Curtis was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Nick Kratzberg and Edward Platt, his grandmother, Waunita Porter, three cousins, Kris Stockard, Rebecca Jones and Ricky Jones and a sister-in-law, Leesa Haehn.


The family will receive friends 5 to 7 Thursday evening at the at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 13th at the First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford, Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Cindy Molini will conduct a graveside service at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, at the St. Boniface Cemetery in Scipio, Kansas.

Following the graveside service, the family will gather at St. John’s Hall, 406 Prairie St., Greeley, Kansas for a time of fellowship.  Memorials are suggested to the Jase Platt Education Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembr

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