Obituary of Jack Scott

Jack Edward Scott, age 94, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

He was born January 22, 1925, in Ft. Scott, the son of William Marcus Scott and Mary Frances Buchanan Scott.

Jack attended Fort Scott Schools.  His senior year of High School, he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps.  During World War II, Jack was stationed in the South Pacific and served on the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.  He was in special troops. On invasion, his regiment would separate native people from the Japanese.  He also served on military police duty.  Following his time in the Marine Corps, Jack returned to Kansas and continued his education at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg.

This is where he met the love of his life, Pauline Louise Moody.  Jack and Pauline were married December 21, 1947, at Cherokee, Kansas.

Jack went on to earn a Master’s Degree and Education Specialist Degree.  He served as principal in several Kansas school districts, primarily Burlington, for twenty-seven years.  Following his career in education, he served for three terms as the Coffey County Clerk; this was during the construction and completion of the Wolf Creek Power Plant.

Jack and Pauline later moved to Ft. Scott and spent winters in Texas.

  Jack was a member of the Rising Sun Lodge #8 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Consistory and the Mirza Shrine.  In earlier years, he was involved in Cub Scouts and later served as Scout Master.  He attended the Presbyterian Church of Ft. Scott.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Rhynerson and husband, Charles, Jr., of LaCygne, Kansas; and three sons, Jack Gregory Scott, of Colville, Washington, and David Louis Scott, of Thornfield, Missouri and Steven Edward Scott (Dunn) and wife, Kathi, of San Diego, California; a granddaughter, Kaysie Rhynerson; five grandsons, Rob and Matt Scott and Andy, Tim and Danny Dunn and two great-grandsons, Kia and Allen.

His wife, Pauline, preceded him in death on December 3, 2014.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Oliver Scott and Frank William Scott.

Graveside services with Military honors and Masonic rites will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 13th at the U. S. National Cemetery.

Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Thursday prior to leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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