Obituary of Ellis Lee Beth

Ellis Lee Beth, age 95, resident of rural Ft. Scott, KS, died June 10, 2020, at his home. He was born February 21, 1925, in Ft. Scott, the son of Clifton and Edna White Beth. He graduated from Fulton Kansas High School in 1943. He lived his entire life as a farmer in the West Liberty community. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at an early age. He loved fishing, golfing, bowling, square dancing, sports, and spending time with family. He was always willing to offer a helping hand. He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Costin, on November 12, 1944. They celebrated their 75th Anniversary in 2019.

Survivors include his wife Catherine of the home; two daughters, Marilyn Sipe and husband John, and Marsha Bell and husband Doug; a sister, Carol Jean Smith; a brother, Albert Beth and wife Jan; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Beth; grandchildren, Shana and Mike Emerson, Clifton and Whitney Beth, Beth Ann and Casey Alexander, Catherine Bell and Nick Sterner, and Elizabeth and Ray Berrens; and great grandchildren, Cali, Nick and Austin Emerson, Ella and Carter Beth, Isaac and Eli Alexander, Bryn and Claire Sterner, and Kiya Berrens. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cathy Lee, a son, Darrel Beth; and a brother Merle Dean Beth.

There was cremation. Private family burial with take place at a later date in the West Liberty Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association 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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