Obituary of Wesley Dean Woellhof

Wesley Dean Woellhof, age 64, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born August 3, 1957, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Paul Lester Woellhof and Elinor M. Titus Woellhof.

Wes graduated from the Clay Center High School and later from Ft. Scott Community College with his Associates in Accounting.

In earlier years, Wes served as an undersheriff for the Cloud County Sheriff’s Department. He later received training as an EMT and helped organize the first ambulance service in Clay Center.

He married Mary Golden on June 15, 1978, at Ft. Scott.  Wes later worked as an accountant and office manager for several area business including Comstock Lumber, Darrell Winter Construction, Flanner’s Owl Roost and Woellhof Electric.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping and hiking, and had a love for nature and all animals.  He especially enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren. He attended the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).


Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; three children, Cara Woellhof of Los Angeles, California, Rita Peck and husband, Brandon, of Ft. Scott and Edwin Woellhof and wife, Beckie, also of Ft. Scott and five grandchildren, Joshua, Abigail, Hannah and Lydia Woellhof and Rory Peck with another Peck granddaughter due in April.  Also surviving are a brother, Paul J. Woellhof and wife, Carol, of San Antonio, Texas and a sister, Charlotte Mattson and husband, Eddie, of Quincy, Washington and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Rev. Bill Smith will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 21st at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday evening at the Parkway Church.

Memorials are suggested to Ft. Scott Christian Heights or Care to Share 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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