Fairy Fay Baggett DeLaney

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Fairy Fay Baggett DeLaney

Fairy Fay Baggett DeLaney of Garland, Kan., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Medicalodge in Frontenac, Kan., at the age of 66. She was born on June 4, 1957, in Beaver, Okla., to Kathy Louise Baggett Windsor and Dewey Winebaugh of Forgan, Okla.  

On Nov. 19, 1977, she married the love of her life, Donald DeLaney, Jr., in their home in Fort Scott, Kan. Five years later, she finally became a mom to their only child, their daughter Chelsea DeLaney Andrew in 1982. Fay was very devoted to her husband and her daughter; she loved them very much. Then 26 years later she got to see her only daughter get married to her son-in-law, Joseph Andrew of Pittsburg, Kan. Then in 2014 Fay was over the moon in love when she finally became a grandma which she was very proud of, and welcomed her first granddaughter, Laney Andrew. In 2017 she welcomed her second granddaughter, London Andrew, and she didn’t know that she could love these two granddaughters this much. She absolutely adored and loved and spoiled her grandbabies. Fay was a great mother and even better grandmother.

Fay carried many hats. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1977. Then two years later graduated from Fort Scott Community College Cosmetology School. She worked in several places including USD 234, Walmart, Ward/Kraft but was best known for working at the bank as a teller.

Fay was active in her church and served on several committees. She and her husband loved to volunteer at her daughter's school and activities. She was known as everyone’s mom and loved the title of it. The biggest enjoyment she had was watching and seeing her granddaughters dance and their school activities as well. She was a loving mother and grandmother and everyone’s biggest cheerleader. She always had a smile and would always listen and give advice when needed.

Fay and Don loved decorating for the holidays, they loved to see everyone smile and enjoy driving by their house on holidays especially during the Christmas months. She loved to bake, do crafts, and make wreaths.

Fay is survived by her husband, daughter, son-in-law, her two granddaughters, her mother, brother, four sisters, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. She was loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edward, and grandmother Ellen Jane Baggett; her father and mother-in-law Donald and Nora DeLaney, Sr., a brother-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.

Following cremation, Pastor Mike Bright will be officiating funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, with burial following at the Pleasant View-Large Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The visitation will be Thursday evening, March 28, 2024, 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Since Fay absolutely loved her two granddaughters and education, the family suggests memorials be made to the Children’s Educational Fund for her granddaughters Laney and London Andrew. Memorials may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.