Shirley Mae Wescoat

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Shirley Mae Wescoat, 85, of Fort Scott passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2018 at Cavalry Crossing in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Parkersburg, W.V., the daughter of Clair John and Sarah Inez (Vance) Butcher. She married Herbert Jacob “Jake” Wescoat Feb. 17, 1951, in Sacramento, Calif. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Gary Wescoat and wife Susan, of Fort Scott, Dorothea Sipe, of Topeka, Kan., Carol Lathem and husband Lawrence, of Durant, Okla., and Sandra Gates of Fort Scott; a brother, Clifton Butcher, of Parkersburg, W.V.; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband Jake, Shirley was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lois Claar, and a brother, Gene Butcher.

Following cremation, memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, with interment following at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to Care to Share or Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at