Obituary of Karen Stout

Karen Sue Stout, age 81, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her son’s residence in Frontenac, KS.

She was born April 5, 1940, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Jack Willard Phillips and Kathryn Marie Williams Phillips.

She graduated from FSHS with the class of 1958. Karen married Robert Ray Stout on July 14, 1965, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on August 23, 2019.

Karen worked for the Western Insurance Company in Ft. Scott. She later worked at the laundry mat where she enjoyed visiting with people.

She enjoyed flowers, fishing, dining at Max’s Way Station, reading the Tribune, and local sports. She was a fan of both the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs. Karen was very interested in American Indian culture. She loved spending time with her family.

Karen was baptized in the Nazarene Church.

Survivors include a son, Steven Ray Stout and wife Courtney, Frontenac, KS; 5 grandchildren, Alexia Lang, Victoria Fortenberry, Kendra Stout, Joran Stout, and Garrison Stout; 11 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Jeannette Ramsay-Query.

Besides her husband, she was preceded by a brother, Kirk Phillips; a sister, Beverly Ramsey; stepmother Virginia Herre; aunt, Louise Bell; and her parents.

There was cremation.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 1:15 PM Wednesday, January 19th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

Services are under the direction 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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