June 23, 2024

John Edward Scott, age 81, of Ulysses, Kansas died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born January 29, 1935 in Parsons, Kansas, the son of John Lowell and Irene Lucille (Wright) Scott.

John was raised on a farm near Dennis, Kansas. He attended Mound Valley High School and LCCHS Altamont. John served in the United States Army from January 1954 until January 1957. He married Mary Edith Chapman on July 28, 1956 in Miami, Oklahoma. John worked for Pioneer Telephone for 37 years retiring as the Switching and Transmission Manager. He was a member and trustee of The First Baptist Church and helped with the men’s breakfast. John was also a member of Eastern Star #471, Masonic Lodge #435, Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #70, Experimental Aircraft Association, and the 3 o’clock coffee club. John enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and flying.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of their home; daughter, Cynthia Miller and husband Tony of Ulysses, Kansas; son, Dennis Scott and wife Terri Ann of Livingston, Texas; brother, Larry Scott and wife Margaret of Dennis, Kansas; sisters, Jo Good and husband Don of Dennis, Kansas, Sharon Kephart and husband Joe of Thayer, Kansas; five grandchildren, Matthew Scott, Craig Scott, Brad Scott, Crystal Hibler, and Todd Miller; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Hibler, Adison Hibler, Taylor Scott, Mason Scott, Liam Scott, Briggan Miller, and Meade Scott. 

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene; brothers, Jim Scott, Kenneth Scott, and Harold Beedle; and sisters, Jerry O’Leary, Judy Scott, and Virginia Wisner.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor Steve Swann Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Friends may call on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church or Kansas Honor Flight in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.