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2210 S Main St
Fort Scott, KS 66701-3024

About the Company

Designer's Florist by Sekan has been serving Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, and Mound City KS, and Nevada, MO for  35 years. Located in Fort Scott, Kansas right on Highway 69, the shop resides in the front portion of a much larger facility mostly occupied by the parent company Sekan Printing Inc. One Christmas, owner Lonnie Banwart decided to make corsages for his wife and mother for the company Christmas party. They were made with the then popular wood-fiber roses. Of course, they were a hit, so much so that Lonnie used them as decoration near the wedding invitation section of the printing company office. After coming back from a small vacation, they were amazed to find that they had their very first wedding order! And thus, Sekan Occasion Shops was born - the name Designer's Florist by Sekan did not actually come into being until just a few years ago.

So, what began in the front office of the printing company has now grown to a full service florist! Designer's Florist now offers fresh floral arrangements, silk florals, wedding planning, wedding and attendant dress rentals, tuxedo rentals, wedding invitations, funeral arrangements, custom upholstery, furniture, interior design services, collegiate baby wear and more. As the years have gone by their reputation for excellence has grown stronger and stronger. Designer's Florist by Sekan has been a member of Teleflora for over 15 years.

Designer's Florist by Sekan

2210 S Main St

Fort Scott,KS 66701

Additional Information:

Our shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.). 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays. Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Meet the Staff

Lonnie and Deborah Banwart - Owner/Managers

Lonnie and Deb have been with Designer's Florist by Sekan from the beginning. They are actually part-owners of Sekan Printing Inc, which is the mother company of Designer's Florist by Sekan. Lonnie manages the inventory for the store and takes care of the wedding and party goods departments for the stores. Lonnie also takes care of the scheduling of all deliveries for holidays and oftentimes takes many of the deliveries himself. Deb has been the key designer over the years and does most of the floral work throughout the day as well as co-designs with Russ Gordon on the many weddings that come into the store.


Russ Gordon - Designer/Sales

Russ Gordon has been part of the Designer's Florist by Sekan team since 1985. Russ has a B.S. in Art from The College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri area. Russ came to Sekan part-time evenings after his long day as an art teacher in the Fort Scott public school system. He was instrumental in the rapid growth of the floral and wedding portion of the business. Eventually, he also came to work full-time during the summers. This was due to the huge increase in wedding business during these months. Russ is known for his artistic flair whether it be for the many weddings, birthdays or other occasions celebrated in the area. 

Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Visa 
  • MasterCard
  • Discover/NOVUS 
  • American Express 

Areas Served


Our shop serves the following areas: Prescott KS, Pittsburg KS, Arma KS, Frontenac KS, Nevada MO, Uniontown KS, Fulton KS, Fort Scott KS, Arcadia KS, Deerfield MO, Mound City KS, Pleasanton KS, LaCygne KS, and Hume MO.

Areas served include the following zip codes: 64741, 64752, 64772, 66040, 66056, 66075, 66701, 66711, 66712, 66715, 66716, 66735, 66738, 66741, 66747, 66754, 66756, 66762, 66763, 66767, 66769, 66779.

We also deliver to the following facilities
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home Brenner Mortuary
Bristol Manor Carrington Residential Care
Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel Christian Residential Care
Ferry Funeral Home Fort Scott Presbyterian Vlg
Heartland Behavioral Health Joe Clark Residential
Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home Mercy Health Ctr
Milster Funeral Home Moore-Few Care Ctr
Mt Carmel Medical Ctr Nevada Regional Medical Ctr
Stacy-Meyers Funeral Home  

Specialty Services


We specialize in the following services:
  • Large inventory of fresh flowers
  • Tropicals
  • Plants
  • European/dish gardens
  • Contemporary and traditional arrangements
  • High-style floral arrangements
  • Silk arrangements
  • Dried floral arrangements
  • Weddings
  • Funeral designs
  • Extensive gift line
  • Gourmet and fruit baskets
  • Gift baskets
  • Greeting cards
  • Candles
  • Precious Monments


Contact Information


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or call us directly at (800)243-6411. We're always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure.

Designer's Florist by Sekan
2210 S Main St
Fort Scott, KS 66701-3024


Delivery Policy

A local delivery fee of $5.00 will be added to each order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.)

U.S. orders must be received before 12:00 noon in the recipient's time zone to assure same-day delivery. Orders received after that time will be delivered the following day.

We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at specific times of day, but we cannot guarantee it.

We are unable to make deliveries on Sundays. Deliveries requested on this day will be delivered the following business day.

Delivery of orders to rural route addresses or cemeteries cannot be guaranteed.

We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly. We are unable to accept international orders over the Internet. 

Substitution Policy

Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.