Karen Elaine Scott, age 53, passed away on September 15, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital. She was born on October 13, 1965 in Kansas City, to James Robert Scott and Betty Scott (Steen). Growing up, Karen was an accomplished gymnast and scholar. She loved learning and after graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1984, Karen went on to earn Bachelor’s degrees in both Physical Therapy and Nursing. She dedicated her life to helping and caring for others, both professionally and personally. Karen was a fiercely protective big sister, always looking out for her “first baby.” She was also a devoted daughter and mother. Karen proudly insisted that her daughter, Heather, was her “biggest achievement and best accomplishment.” She was a born animal lover, always vowing to have her own “personal zoo” and opening her home to several dogs, cats and critters. Karen loved crafting and sewing, spending countless hours making costumes and homemade Christmas presents. She also loved reading and watching movies, always eager to solve a mystery or explore a new world.
Karen is survived by her daughter, Heather; her parents, JR and Betty Scott; her sister Kelly Mikle (Jerome Mikle); and nephew and niece, Landon and Larissa Mikle.
Funeral services will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit on Friday, September 20, 2019. Visitation will start at 1:00 pm and services will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Midwest Transplant Network.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Our hearts go out to J.R., Betty, Kelly, and the rest of the family.
Heather I am so sorry to about your mom we had some good times with cheerleading she was a great and funny lady my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family JC and I wish we could be with you on Friday let’s try to get together before you go back home we love you and loved your mom. Cathy
Thank you for being a friend Karen. You were sweet and kind and fun to be around! I will cherish the memories of you my friend! Rest In Peace!!! Sending my prayers, hugs, & love to you family!!! So sorry!!!
You will be greatly missed and I pray that you are resting in The Light
Love to your family