Obituary of Martha Ann Callow

Martha Ann Callow, age 93, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.

She was born April 11, 1928, the daughter of William Everett Beetner and Alberta Martha Shoemaker Beetner.

Martha Ann graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1945 and went on to graduate from the Fort Scott Junior College in 1946.

Prior to her marriage, she taught at a rural grade school and later worked at Montgomery Ward.

She married Lloyd Callow on October 3, 1948.  They settled on their farm in the Hiattville area and remained there their entire married life.  She was a long-time member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for over twenty-five years.  She was also active with the Hiattville 4-H Club and served as a project leader for many years as well.


Survivors include two daughters, Ann Ludlum (Joe), of Uniontown, Kansas and Linda Biles (Rick), of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, Kelli Ludlum of Lawrence, Kansas, Beth Ludlum (Mark Fleury) of Washington, DC, William Biles (Morgan) of Manhattan, Kansas and Elizabeth Wingo (Andy) of Wichita, Kansas and two great-grandchildren, Linden and Jude Fleury.  Martha Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, on July 28, 2012.


Rev. Carl Ellis will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 24th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Hiattville United Methodist Church or the FSCC School of Cosmetology and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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