Obituary of Inez Haugen

Inez Mae (Graves) Haugen, 95, of Fort Scott, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 10, 2023, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born July 10, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of John Owen Smither and Dorothy Eleanor (Manges) Smither.

She married William Allen Graves September 10, 1945, in Fort Scott, and he preceded her in death September 17, 1994. She later married Milton O. Haugen July 25, 1997, and he preceded her in death in November of 2011.


Inez graduated from Fort Scott High School and attended Fort Scott Community College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Scott.


Inez is survived by her children, Doug Graves and Christy, of Fort Scott, Sherry Hartshorne and Dave, Peggy Gniffke and Terry, Rick Haugen and Mary; fourteen grandchildren, including Chad Hall and Pamela, of Sedalia, Missouri, Chris Bart, of Hays, Kansas, Brady Graves, of Fort Scott, and Taylor Chaplin and Matt, also of Fort Scott. She is also survived by twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Teresa “Terry” Ann Hall and Tracy Lea Helm, and a brother, Harold Smither.


Following cremation, Rev. Ken Ansell will conduct graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet for a visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home the day of the service and leave for the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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