Obituaries » Ellen R. O'Rear
July 23, 1937 - February 2, 2016
Service Date: February 5, 2016
Funeral Home Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
Ellen Regina O’Rear, 78, of Fort Scott, passed away Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016 at her home. She was born July 23, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Marshall William and Ellen Marie (LaBounty) VanMeter. She married Milton LeRoy O’Rear December 7, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri and he preceded her in death August 20, 1989.
Ellen graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Fort Scott twenty-seven years ago from Los Angeles, California. Ellen was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, and she worked at Medicalodge as a Cook’s Assistant and Dishwasher.
Survivors include her sons, Garry O’Rear of LaCygne, Kansas, and John O’Rear of Fort Scott; a sister, Rose Noyes of Newton, Kansas; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Milton, Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William VanMeter.
Pastor Larry Stevicks will conduct funeral services for Ellen at 12:30 p.m. Friday February 5, 2016 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery in Foster, Missouri. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, February 4, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church 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 konantz-cheney.com.