Obituary of Winifred Daly

Winifred Ada (Winnie) Daly, age 89, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott.

She was born January 18, 1930 in Richards, Missouri the daughter of Ross Albert Leek and Hazel Gwendolyne West Leek

. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1947.

She married Bob Daly on November 1, 1950, in Ft. Scott.

She taught in a one room schoolhouse near Hiattville, Kansas, and then later Deerfield, Missouri. She then got a position as the first Head Start teacher and worked there for 30 years.

Winnie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and gardening. She loved fishing and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include her children, Becky Davis and husband, Don, of Ft. Scott, Judy Hayden and husband, Sam, of Maxville, Kansas, Gwen Lancaster and husband, Don, of Ft. Scott,  and Max Daly and wife, Laurie, daughter in law Sharon Daly, all of Ft. Scott; fifteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, twin sister Wanda Giddens, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fleeta Antrim, of Fort Scott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, parents; a son Jeff Daly; two grandsons, Eric Hayden and Joel Daly, Four brothers, Hollis, Wayne, Max, and infant brother Wilbert Leek.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 am Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to 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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