Obituaries » Nell Dikeman
January 9, 1927 - August 7, 2017
Lois “Nell” Dikeman, 90, of Fort Scott, died Monday evening August 7, 2017, at her home. She was born January 9, 1927, in Nolanville, Texas, the daughter of Ira Earl Cross Sr. and Naoma (Lucas) Cross. She married Howard Julin Dikeman September 1, 1945, in Temple, Texas. He preceded her in death October 20, 2002.
Nell was a journalist for the Tribune Monitor for fifty years, and she was a member of the Church of Christ.
Nell is survived by her children; Linda Henderson and husband William of Buffalo, New York, Don Dikeman of Fort Scott; six grandchildren, Miles, Monica, Valerie, Jeremy, Joshua, and Kyle, and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Howard, she was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ira Earl Cross, Jr., and Dr. James Cross; and a sister, Johnye Farr.
Rev. Jason Shackleford will conduct funeral services for Nell 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Church of Christ with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ and may be 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.