Thursday, January 5, 2023

Obituary - Theodore R. "Ted" Stanton

Theodore R. “Ted” Stanton, age 97, resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Monday, January 2, 2023, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Ted was born on July 11, 1925, in Fort Scott, the son of Theodore and Velda (Hall) Stanton. 

He served in the U. S. Navy for 4 years as a gunner’s mate 2nd class during WWII. Ted married Shirley Ray Heiser on May 2, 1944, in Fort Scott. Together they raised 2 children, Stephen, and Shirlene. She preceded him in death on September 11, 2007. 

Ted worked for the Kansas Gas & Electric Company initially as part of the line crew and later as an office clerk, retiring after 37 years. Ted was volunteered at the Fort Scott National Historic Site and served on the canon crew. He also enjoyed classic cars and kept them in pristine condition. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.

Survivors include his 2 children, Stephen R. Stanton, and Shirlene Jackson, both of Fort Scott; and 8 grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

The was cremation per Ted’s request. Graveside services at U. S. National Cemetery will be announced later by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St. Ted’s family encourages friends to sign his guestbook at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may also be submitted to the online guestbook at

Search news