Obituary of Daryl Giltner

Daryl Wayne Giltner, age 76, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, September 22, 2022, at his home. He was born October 11, 1945, in Parsons, KS, the son of Elmer and Cleda Wigelsworth Giltner.  Daryl worked with his father in the family shoe shop in Parsons until he later took ownership. There he learned to work with leather and later worked with his sons. He worked for several auto dealerships through the years and co-owned Giltner Motors in Fredonia, KS. He worked for Modern Home Center in Pittsburg, KS, as well as Farm Bureau Insurance during his career. Daryl enjoyed sports, especially basketball and racquetball. He liked motorcycles, boats, racing cars, and basically anything with wheels and a motor. He enjoyed spending time at the lake. He loved spending time with his family most of all.


Survivors include his wife Patty of the home; 6 children, Pam Martin and husband Rich, Camdenton, MO, Louie Giltner and wife Julie, Franklin, KS, Terry Giltner, and wife Romi, Chouteau, OK, Brandon Giltner, Ft. Scott, Noah Giltner and Molly, Abilene, TX, and Zach Giltner and wife Jamie, Durant, IA;  a sister, Peggy Shoemaker and husband Merle, Derby, KS; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sonny Giltner; a sister, Sharon Jones; and his parents.


Pastor Michael Wriston will conduct memorial services at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 28th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial of cremains will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Parsons, KS. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Integrity Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347,201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at



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