Obituary of Gwen Lancaster

Gwendolyne “Gwen” Jewel Lancaster, 65 of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri.

Gwen was born July 5, 1956 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Bob and Winnie (Leek) Daly.

She graduated Fort Scott High School class of 1974.  Gwen married Don Lancaster on November 2, 1979.

The couple had three boys, Adam, Keith and Kyle, who were her world until the grandkids came along.  She always mentioned how blessed she was to get the daughters in-law she had, and loved each one of them like her own.

Gwen worked at Newman Young Clinic for many years, and later for Mercy Hospital until her retirement.  She loved her Newman Young Family and would reminisce often about all the fun memoires she had with them.

Gwen became a huge sports fan and spent countless hours traveling to different sporting events to watch her family play.  She especially loved having a good time with friends and family, but especially her grandkids.

Gwen is survived by her husband, Don, of Fort Scott; her three sons, Adam Lancaster (Bridgett), Fort Scott, Keith Lancaster (Amy), Carthage, Missouri, and Kyle Lancaster (Sarah), Bolivar, Missouri; six grandchildren, Eli, Kallie, Kylie, Olive, Daly, Kodie; two sisters, Becky Davis (Don), Judy Hayden (Sam), brother, Max Daly (Laurie), Brother in-law, Tom Lancaster (Kay), Sisters in-law Sharon Daly, Debbie Baxley, and Carolyn Washburn (Gary), and numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jeff Daly; sister in-law, Marsha Lancaster; and two nephews, Eric Hayden, and Joel Daly.

Rev. Rhonda Dunn will conduct services at 1:30 PM Monday, October 11th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Ft. Scott. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. 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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