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Monday, February 5, 2007

Floyd Daniel Camp, age 79, resident of Easton, died Saturday, February 3, 2007, at the home of his daughter in Cherryvale. He was born October 25, 1927 in Bronson, the son of Herbert V. Camp and Katie Thatcher Camp. Floyd lived as a child with his family on a farm near Bronson until adulthood. He worked in Fort Scott at several places including his own DX Service Station. Floyd married Betty Wiggans on July 13, 1945. They later divorced. He married Doris Gruver on February 19, 1965 in DeSoto. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2004. He moved to Leavenworth and worked at Kansas University Medical Center from 1964 to 1969. From 1969 to his retirement in 1990, he worked for the Kansas State Prison. The couple also ran their dairy farm in Easton, from 1970 to the late 80s. Floyd loved working with cattle. He loved country music and he and his wife attended several week long country music festivals. Survivors include three sons, Dewayne Camp, Independence, Missouri, Everett Charles Gruver, Cummings, and David Camp, Fort Scott; three daughters, Ruth Elsworth, Cherryvale, Cheryl Thrasher, Easton, and Leota Jean Russell, Fort Scott. Also surviving are three brothers, Rollin Camp and Terry Camp, both of Heston, and Russell Camp, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma; three sisters, Louise Eastwood, Fort Scott, Mary Cochran, Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Nellie Miller of Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Melvin Camp and Dale Camp; one daughter, Elizabeth Russell; one sister Lola Wiggans; two brothers, Clarence Camp and Walter Camp; and one great-granddaughter, Madilyn Barnett. The Rev. Scott Moore will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.