Obituary of Randy Ballweber

Randy Scott Ballweber, age 62, a resident of Fort Scott, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 surrounded by his wife, mother, and children. He was born June 26, 1958 to Harold and Ruth (Stiers) Ballweber in Salem, Oregon.

Randy became a Christian in 1982 and was a member of the Church of Christ. His hobbies included being outdoors, gardening, concerts, and anything that involved his family. Randy loved playing pranks and making others laugh. He would go out of his way to help others. He was always the quietest in the room but had the biggest personality. On June 24, 1983, he married his soulmate, Veneita Eleanor Griffin in Fort Scott, Kansas. Together they had two daughters. In 2015, both daughters married, giving Randy the sons he always wanted. Danielle Dercher of Lenexa, Kansas, married to Robert Dercher. Jacquelyn Karleskint of Nevada, Missouri, married to Jonathan Karleskint. In 2019, Randy became a “Grandy” a nickname representing being a great and grand Randy to his grandson, Jalen Karleskint.

Randy is survived by: his wife, Veneita Ballweber and their two children, Danielle Dercher (Robert Dercher) and Jacquelyn Karleskint (Jonathan Karleskint); one grandchild, Jalen Karleskint; two fur grandpups, Henry Dercher and Barret Karleskint; His mother, Ruth Rice, sister Lesa Jones, (Marvin) and his brothers, Daryl Ballweber (Anna), Terry Ballweber (Joanne), Don Ballweber (Sandy), Eric Ballweber (Rose), and Gary Ballweber. In-laws that became brothers and sisters: Melissa Hulbert (Warren), Joe Griffin (Deborah) Ron Griffin (Carey), Letitia Stockton (Gary), and Sandra Everhart (Paul). He leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

Randy is proceeded in death by his father Harold Ballweber, stepfather James Falwell, and sister Linda Ballweber Holm.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 26th, at Memorial Hall. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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