Gwendolyne Jewel "Gwen" Lancaster
1956 - 2021
Gwendolyne "Gwen" Jewel Lancaster, 65, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. Gwen was born July 5, 1956, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to Bob and Winnie Leek Daly.
She graduated from Fort Scott High School, class of 1974. Gwen married Don Lancaster on Nov. 2, 1979. The couple had three boys, Adam, Keith and Kyle, who were her world until the grandkids came along. She always mentioned how blessed she was to get the daughters-in-law she had and loved each one of them like her own.
Gwen worked at Newman Young Clinic for many years and later for Mercy Hospital until her retirement. She loved her Newman Young Family and would reminisce often about all the fun memories she had with them. Gwen became a huge sports fan and spent countless hours traveling to different sporting events to watch her family play. She loved having a good time with friends and family, but especially her grandkids.
Gwen is survived by her husband, Don, of Fort Scott; her three sons, Adam Lancaster (Bridgett), Fort Scott, Keith Lancaster (Amy), Carthage, and Kyle Lancaster (Sarah), Bolivar; six grandchildren, Eli, Kallie, Kylie, Olive, Daly and Kodie; two sisters, Becky Davis (Don), Judy Hayden (Sam); brother Max Daly (Laurie); brother-in-law Tom Lancaster (Kay); sisters-in-law Sharon Daly, Debbie Baxley and Carolyn Washburn (Gary); and numerous other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Jeff Daly; sister in-law Marsha Lancaster; and two nephews, Eric Hayden and Joel Daly.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
The Rev. Rhonda Dunn will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Ft. Scott. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott KS 66701.
Published by Bolivar Herald-Free Press from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2021.
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Gwen is such a wonderful person who was a part of my memories from when I lived in Fort Scott in my 20s. She always had a quick wit and made me laugh. I wish I would have taken time out in the last few years. I know you will be missed by many including me. RIP Gwen
Linda Peters
October 13, 2021
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