Obituary of Edmond Bartlett

Edmond Bartlett, 89, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away on August 31, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

Ed was born on January 14, 1930 to Sheldon and Lucille Bartlett in Pleasanton, Kansas. After graduating from Pleasanton High School in 1948, he served in the Army.  He then majored in Journalism at the University of Kansas and graduated in 1954.

After graduation, he worked for Look Magazine in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and married Ruby Kalentine.  They then moved to Minnetonka, Minnesota, where Ed worked 18 years in marketing for Fingerhut Corporation.  Ed and Ruby had four children, Steven, Suzanne, Sally, and Thomas.

Ed and his family moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1977, and lived at the base of Jackson Hole Ski Resort.  He loved the outdoors and spent time skiing, hiking, hunting, and fishing.  Ed continued working as a freelance marketer for major corporations around the country.

After retiring several times, Ed returned to the area where he grew up and led a very active life in Fort Scott, Kansas.  He loved hiking in the countryside of Kansas with his dog Skipper, and he traveled all over the world.

Ed is predeceased by his parents and wife Ruby and is survived by children Steve, Suzanne (Larson), Sally (Phalen), and Tom; by eight grandchildren, Callie Bartlett, Michelle Rosengren, Cole Meyer, Shane Phalen, Ryan Phalen, Henry Bartlett, Lily Bartlett, and Eva Bartlett; and three great grandchildren Danielle Rosengren, Evelyn Rosengren, and Vera Rosengren.

There was cremation.

There will be a memorial visitation, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Carriage House, 301 S. Main.

Memorial are suggested to Integrity Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS. 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at

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