LINDA DIANNE SCOTT
Linda Dianne Scott was born on October 29,1947 in Minden, La. She was the eldest of three siblings. Willa Jewel and Willie Junior to whom God granted a blessing to the union Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Jerusha Dillard. Her father Willie Dillard and her sister Willa Jewel preceded her in death. Linda confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. She was a faithful member at Calvary Temple Church for many years. She met and married Robert Scott and to that union God granted her both of her “lovely girls” and the true loves of her life Erica and Robin. Linda was educated in the schools of Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated Class of 1965 from Central High School. Linda loved to travel and sew. She even had her own sewing room in her home. She had an artistic flair which showed in her various sewing projects, the way she dressed, and especially how she designed her home. Linda loved to shop till she dropped!! There was never a shortage of packages from Amazon, HSN or QVC at her front door. Linda was an avid reader and enjoyed “colorful” conversations. Her favorite time of the day was chatting with her mom Jerusha her best friend about the day. She never met a stranger and was sure to meet a friend wherever she went. She had longtime dear friends from all walks of life that loved and supported her. Linda was fiercely independent to a fault and had a quick-witted sense of humor. Linda spent her life’s work in public service. Her first job was as a summer hire in 1965 with the Social Security Administration. Then she spent 3 years with the Missouri National Guard. Linda went on to work with the Office of Economic Opportunity where she spent four years. After staying home for a few years to spend time with her children in 1976 Linda returned to public service and began working for General Service Administration in the Chicago Region. Linda held numerous positions with GSA in Chicago from a Personnel Clerk, Secretary for Contracts and a Concessions Specialist. In 1984 Linda returned to Kansas City and continued working for GSA until her retirement in 2008 as the Branch Chief for building services. Linda retired with 37 plus years working for in her words “the best government agency in the world”. Upon her retirement, the GSA Bannister Complex cafeteria was renamed “Scotties Cafe” in her honor. Those left to cherish her love and memories are: Her two daughters, Erica (Jason) Williams, Atlanta, Ga and Robin (Kennedy) Apana, Orlando, Fl. Two grandson sons Kingsley and Jason. Her beloved mother Jerusha Dillard, brother Willie Dillard, one brother in law Darryl (Pennie). Her niece Trishon Washington and her nephew Darryl K Washington. Along with a host of family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Watkins Heritage Chapel 4000 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. KCMO 64130. Visitation 11:00 a.m. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery.
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