Obituary of Robert Webster

Robert Warren Webster, age 87, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas passed away Friday, November 24, 2023.  He was born January 7, 1936, in Butler, Missouri, the son of Burley Webster and Vonda Murphy Webster.  At the time, the family was living in Metz, Missouri.  Bob started the first grade at the age of five.  When he was in third grade, the family moved to Nevada, Missouri where Robert graduated from high school at the age of seventeen.

He then joined the U. S. Marine Corps and after boot camp at Camp Pendleton California, he served for a time in Korea and later returned to Camp Pendleton for the remainder of his enlistment.  While in the service, he was awarded the National Defense Ribbon, the Korean Service Ribbon and the Expert Rifleman Medal.  After returning home, he met and married Jacqueline Ann Reagan of Ft. Scott, Kansas on June 29, 1957.  She was the daughter of John and Mary Reagan.  At this time, he joined the Catholic Church in Ft. Scott.

After several jobs, Bob then managed the Gibson Discount Store in Ft. Scott and later he worked for the U-234 school system for twenty-one years before he retired.  Bob and Jackie presently live at 224 S. Little Street in Ft. Scott where they have lived for the past fifty-six years.


Survivors include his wife, Jackie, of the home and five children, Barbara Cassidy (Kent) of Ft. Scott, Mary “Ginger” Gregory of Pittsburg, Kansas, Nancy Peterman Webster of Nevada, Missouri, Elizabeth Ulrich (Brek) of Iola, Kansas and Matthew Webster (Chrissa) of Towanda, Kansas.  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Merle Webster.


Father Yancey Burgess will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 29th at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church (Kennedy Gym.)

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

The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel with visitation following from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary’s Building Fund 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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