Wanita Mae Morehead
Wanita Mae Morehead, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born April 29, 1929, in Dade County, Mo., the daughter of John Samuel Wright and Perna Jones Wright. She married Lee Roy Morehead on Dec. 10, 1948. In earlier years, she worked for the Western Insurance Company and in the accounting department of Key Work Clothes. She later retired from Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Wanita was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher and Deaconess. She was also active with the United Baptist Women and the Church History Committee. Wanita enjoyed baking bread and had served as a 4-H food and sewing leader. She also enjoyed embroidery and handwork.
Survivors include her four children, Connie Krug and husband, Don, of Callahan, Fla., Betty Colgin and husband, George, of Fort Scott, Cheryl Craig and husband, Danny, of Arcadia, Kan., and David Morehead and wife, Melissa Albers, of St. Augustine, Fla.; six grandchildren, Aaron Krug and wife, Amanda, of Midlothian, Va., Jenice Mead and husband, Chris, of Fort Scott, Marlena Stafford and husband, Dale, of Shawnee, Kan., Breanne Colgin, of Fort Scott, Misty Scoggins and husband, Mathew, of West Hartford, Conn., and Dusty Saker, of Springfield, Ore.; and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha Jo Krug, Benjamin Morris, Nathan Mead, Logan and Avery Stafford and Ruth and Harriet Scoggins. Also surviving are four brothers, Marvin Wright, of Shawnee, Kan., John Wright and wife, Jean, of Wichita, Kan., Conard Wright, of Fort Scott and Robert Wright and wife, Mary, of Garnett, Kan., and a sister, Carol Fehr, of Fort Scott. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur Wright.
Rev. Marty Dewitt will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Scott. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Tri-Valley Developmental Center and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.