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Glen Oscar Banwart

Monday, August 21, 2006

Glen Oscar Banwart, age 83, resident of 1275 S. Crawford, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Sunday evening, August 20, 2006, at his home following a cancer illness.

He was born May 15, 1923 in Fort Scott, the son of Joseph Roy Banwart and Ella Mae Cordill Banwart.

Glen married Ruth Ater on August 13, 1950 at the Mt. Orum Baptist Church near Redfield. He retired in 1988 as a chemical sprayer for the Double Circle Farm Supply. Glen then worked for 15 years for Wal-Mart retiring in December 2004.

The couple lived in the Elm Creek area prior to moving to Fort Scott in 1967. He was a former Sunday school superintendent, teacher and Deacon at the Mt. Orum Baptist Church. Upon moving to Fort Scott, Glen was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle where he served as Deacon and sang in the church choir.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; three daughters, Glenda Doreen Minor and husband Alan, Cynthia Sue Stringer and husband Jim, and Sheila Kae Whitley and husband Robert, all of Rogers, Arkansas. Also surviving is a brother, Albert Banwart, West Bend, Iowa; three sisters, Helen Zaugg, West Bend, Iowa, Irene Kaiser, Morton, Illinois, and Ruth Bahr, Fort Scott; five grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Glen Banwart; sister, Mabel Zaugg; and two brothers, Clarence Banwart and Earl Banwart.

The Rev. Paul Rooks and the Rev. A. F. Collins will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will be in the Mt. Orum Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to cheneywittcondolence@cpol.net.