Jessie (Endicott) Wiggans

Monday, April 27, 2020
Jessie (Endicott) Wiggans

Jessie (Endicott) Wiggans, age 94, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott.

She was born Nov. 19, 1925, at Garland, Kan., the daughter of William Oscar Endicott and Josie May (Birdsell) Endicott. She grew up around the Cherry Grove Church area and was a member. Jessie attended Gish school graduating with the class of 1942.

Jessie worked for Key Industries for over 46 years and retired on Dec. 28, 1990. Jessie married Junior Terrel in 1946 and later divorced. She then married the love of her life, Charles Russell Wiggans. They were married on Dec. 28, 1954. Charles preceded her in death on April 6, 1998.

She enjoyed going on trips after retiring to some of the places her mother enjoyed visiting. She also bowled in national tournaments in both St. Louis and Las Vegas. She was the president of the Fort Scott Women’s Bowling Association. She and Charles enjoyed camping with the Noble Mobile Unit, and Mirza Nobelles. Jessie held offices with No. 13 Eastern Star, Olive Chapter, Daughters of the Nile, Pittsburg Chapter, Daughter of the Nile, Fort Scott Chapter, and she was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosella Jeanette Rock of Fort Scott, whom Jessie formally adopted on April 26, 2012. She thanks God for Rosella who was Charles’ daughter from a previous marriage.

Survivors include five grandchildren; Charles Rock of Fort Smith, Ark., Gene Parker, Travis Parker and wife Dawn, Shelle Goans and husband Shawn, and Christopher Parker, all of Fort Scott; 13 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers, one great-grandson, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Private burial will take place on Thursday at the Large Cemetery. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Shrine Transportation Fund 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.