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Kathryn Lou Scudder, 69, passed away April 4, 2021. Kathryn Lou Scudder was born on November 8, 1951 in Novarro County Texas. She was adopted around the age of 6 by Dr. C.W. Scudder and Bertha Lyle Scudder who were loving parent to her until their passing. Kathy graduated from Tarleton University in Texas in 1974. She moved to Kansas City in the late 70’s after her parents moved here. She became a Medical Assistant and in 1984 started working for Encompass Medical Group where she and I (Rita Cuffle) met and started our 35 year friendship. Kathy had a great gift of being able to make people laugh! She was also a kind and compassionate person who would always listen when someone needed her to. Kathy lived in Lee’s Summit Missouri since 2004. She worked at John Knox Village before retiring due to health issues.
She was preceded in death by her parents, C. W. and Lyle Scudder.
Kathryn leaves behind her best friend, Rita Cuffle, beloved brother Jimmy Pollard (Pam), her sister Emma Lee Trump, and many friends whom she loved.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Kathy from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Beacon Freewill Baptist Church, 7920 Harris, Raytown, MO 64138. Please come by and share your memories of Kathy.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Pam Pollard says
Kathy has been such a loving friend and sister in law since I have been with Jimmy!She is such a loving compassionate person! We communicated more on Facebook and loved her sweet post and the times we shared online! Rita thanks for all the friendship and help you shared through the years with Kathy! The short time I knew Kathy, made me realize how much she loved and appreciated all her friends! Genuine friendship and love of friends makes for a lifetime of memories! Kathy I love you and am so glad I got to know you!I enjoyed the memories of you that Jimmie shared with me also! Kathy you will be missed!
Emma Lee Pollard Trump says
For my sister, Kathryn ~
I sit here, looking at a family picture of you, Kathy, our brother, Jimmy, our sister, Martha (since gone to Heaven), and me, with tears flowing. We had such a sad, tough beginning in life, with living in orphanages, being separated from each other. By the grace of God, we were able to stay in touch with each other throughout our lives. I miss the hours we could talk and laugh, often daily, about the movies and music that we had in common, and other things in life – happenstance of things that went on.
You were well versed, well read, so talented, a great listener, and had a wonderful personality. I said all these things to you in one of our conversations, and that as difficult a life that we were given, we were able to carve out great personalities, a strong work ethic, respect-driven character . . . and we could still laugh and have fun.
I will miss you, my sister. Forever. I just know I have an angel watching over me now.
With all my heart . . . with love from your sister.
Emma Lee Pollard Trump
Cindy Haynes says
Kathy and I were childhood friends at church and in schools through high school. We drifted apart after she moved to Kansas, but thanks to Facebook we reconnected some years ago. I’m so grateful to have had her in my life and praise God for reconnecting us. She was a great friend, and cared so much for others in the midst of her own pain and isolation. I was able to pay her a surprise visit in the fall of 2019, which will be a highlight of my life forever. The look on her face, her deep and lasting hugs, our laughter, catching up like schoolgirls, and going out to eat. It was a day I’ll never forget. I messaged her good night every night. And I miss her so much. Kathy blessed my life and I loved her.
Lena Jane Estep Gipson says
From my early memories Kathy Lou was part of them. Meeting shortly after she came to live with Dr.& Mrs. Scudder at age 6, we clicked and became best and forever friends.Our dads were professors together at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and we attended church together. Our memories spanned 63 years of life. We laughed and cried, traveled Europe, she comforted when my young brother died, we celebrated her theatrical successes, the movies, my marriage, experienced camp, the circus, and much time spent at one another’s home. With Kathy there was laughter, empathy, kindness, love and truth. We last spoke on Tuesday and text Sat. night before her passing. There will never be another “forever” friend like Kathy. I miss her greatly, but there will be another “ Hello” one day! I have no doubt she will welcome me with laughter and wonder in her voice with the absence of pain! Enjoy heaven, my “forever” best friend-our friendship will continue…..
karen l steffens says
Kathy, I never had the pleasure of working with you, only meeting you once when you came into the office. From the one time I saw you it was evident you had a reputation of bringing smiles all around. Rest In Peace Kathy, your friends & family will miss you.
Ann Mace Hisges says
I miss your laugh, your sense of humor and love of family. We became cousins the day you and Jimmy came to live with Aunt Lyle and Uncle Scud. Even though we haven’t been able to be together in person since 1993, we’ve kept in touch via Facebook and Messenger!I know we will be together again one day, as you are now with Lyle and Scud, my mother and daddy , and my precious Carrie. God gained a most special Angel when you went “home”. I know Jimmy and his family loved you very much and will miss you like the rest of us. Rest In Peace, my very special cousin. I love you!!!
Norma Haynes Hickson says
Kathy was the cutest little red-headed girl I had ever seen when I met her about age 6 when she came to live with the Scudders. We were church family together, and then when she moved into the teenage years, she was friends with my daughters as well as Linda Dennis and others in the youth group. Lena Estep, however, was always her forever friend. In these last few years, we became FB friends, and she was the same funny and loving person I’d always known her to be. Even with her own health issues, she thought of others, and I received many loving and encouraging posts from her on FB. I shall truly miss hearing from her, and so very happy that we will meet again one day, and I hope share a big hug. RIP, dearest Kathy! You are loved! ??
Eric Trump says
For my Aunt Kathy ~
Ahhhh, the memories of time spent with my aunt. You never lost the kid in you . . . with our shopping at Toys R Us and putting LEGO’s together! I know you were still putting LEGO’s together until the very last moment! We loved playing Monopoly for days on end, playing basketball in the driveway! You were hard to keep up with, so was your prowess on the ‘court’! The Dallas Cowboys had to know we were in attendance; with all the fun we had each game – and the complaining of the long walks to get there! I kept the ticket stubs, because each one meant so much to me.
Your movie collection riveled a Blockbuster store! I loved borrowing movies, then coming back to discuss them, because I knew you would remember each one! Music was much the same! We both loved Van Halen – and remember when my mom took you to see Elvis? You talked about that concert as if it had just happened last month!
One of my absolute best, and fondest memories was when you visited us at Christmas – you gave us the best gifts ever! We gave you books of poetry, because you so loved to read poetry, and you sat by the pool, reading your poetry until the sunlight was gone, and the sky had darkened, so moved were you by the readings. Such a poignant memory. . . I will remember you and these memories forever.
My love for you is for always – and I miss my sweet aunt.
Dr. Anthony Buren says
Kathy was the first medical assistant I ever had. I was fresh out of residency. Kathy helped me learn the ropes. We worked closely together from 1990 to 2000. She will greatly missed.
Noralyn Gray Carpenter says
Kathy was always a source of merriment. My dad, Jack Gray, officiated at the wedding of Charles and Corrie Dixon. There were six of us driving home together from that wedding. Kathy, Lena Jane and my sister Kristen were in the back seat. They started speaking in soap opera dialogue. We were all in stitches. Just one of many funny moments with Kathy.
Gary Pipes says
To Cindy Haynes, Noralyn Gray Carpenter, Norma Haynes Hickson, Kristen Gray Gipson, Linda Dennis Mallis, I am sorry for the loss of a kind and caring friend.
Gambrel Street is never far away, no matter where you go. Personally, I spent the day with Jessie Fern Dennis celebrating her 94th birthday. Oh yeah, Linda and Ceci were around as well. I am reminded that I grew up with some real quality people.