Obituary of Maurine McCalment

Maurine McCalment, age 96, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and more recently of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024, at her home in Oklahoma.  She was born October 6, 1927, in Fredonia, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Stroud and Anna Kunkel Stroud.  Maurine graduated from the Fredonia High School.  Maurine first married Maurice O’Dell and together they had two sons, Jon and David.  Maurice was tragically killed in a hit and run accident.  Following his death, Maurine moved to Ft. Scott to attend the Mercy School of Nursing.  This is where she met and married Richard McCalment on June 20, 1950.  Together they had a son, Patrick.  Maurine became a registered nurse and was licensed in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado.  While in New Mexico, Maurine and her husband, Richard, who was a lab tech, helped to organize a mobile lab which brought health care to rural areas of the state.  She later returned to Ft. Scott and retired.  Richard passed away on November 28, 2014. Maurine later relocated to Moore, Oklahoma to live near her son, Patrick.


Maurine is survived by her two sons, Jon O’Dell of Chanute, Kansas and Patrick McCalment of Moore, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Michael O’Dell, Achim Dorner and Petra Ring and numerous great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husbands, Maurine was preceded in death by a son, David O’Dell; three brothers and three sisters.


There was cremation.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 19th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Private burial will take place in the Clarksburg Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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  1. Mourine was such a delightful and witty person. She came to my salon by recommendation from a neighbor. Knowing I love older people it fit for us. She wasn’t one to have her head scrubbed long. She would say” I didn’t work in the coal minds today”. That told me, knock of the scrubbing and only one shampoo. If stylist or clients came and went to fast for her she made a remark about “I put my right guard on today, where did the go?” ( and would smell her armpits). She was hysterical, you never knew what would come out of her mouth. So many wisecracks and a great personality. One of my favorites was ” I am so cold I should be horizontal on a slab”. She cracked up the whole shop with that one. (Her hands were cold). I loved her in the short time I got to do her hair. I will miss her smile, jokes and witty sense of humor. Rest in peace till we meet again Ms Mourine.

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