Barbara Jean Gallagher Scott, age 90, went to her eternal rest on May 4, 2022 surrounded by loved ones.  Visitation, 9:30 AM, May 9 with funeral services at 11:00 AM, both at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1701 NE 96th St., KCMO 64155.  Burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 N. 94th St., KCK, at 2:30 PM.  

Barbara was born on the family farm in Bonner Springs, KS to Patrick and Louise Porth Gallagher.  They later moved to KCK where she resided for 62 years.  

In 1953 she married Donald Scott.  Their union was blessed with Steven, Donna, and Nancy (Mike).  Barbara was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church for 55 years where she was in the choir, LWML, and PTL.  After moving to Gladstone, MO she joined Holy Cross Lutheran where she was active on the Board of Social Ministries and Lutherans for Life in the Northland.  She was currently a member of King of Kings.

Barbara was active in the lives of her children as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Committee, and Girl Scout Cookie Chairman for many years.  She also coached grade school girls in volleyball, basketball, and softball at Kensington Recreation Center, as well as at Grace Lutheran School.  

Later in life Barbara was employed outside of the home at Sears.  She worked in the accounting department as a senior accountant and then as a systems coordinator.  

After turning 50, she and Don bought a BMW Touring motorcycle and covered the U.S., including Alaska, and all of Canada for 15 years.  In 1992 they were named Ambassadors of the International BMW Motorcycle Club, of which she was still a member. She also participated in Senior Mermaids and water aerobics.  She often worked on the “Class of ’49” Wyandotte High School reunions.  The last 3 years she spent at Shawnee Hills Senior Living where she participated in activities too numerous to mention and made many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, brother Bob and niece, Jane Gallagher.  She is survived by her children, Steven, Donna, and Nancy (Mike), 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Dorothy and brother-in-law Maurice, 9 nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, and friends she dearly loved.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church.



Condolences

Carolyn Enyeart May 06 ,2022

Friend ,Archie ,Missouri

I'm so sorry at the loss of your mom. I have so many memories of her at Grace and 32nd Street. I'll always remember her friendly spirit and laugh. I will not be able to attend her funeral but will certainly be there in spirit and prayer. God's blessings and peace to you.

Jan Keirsey May 06 ,2022

Friend of Nancy ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Condolences to all and especially Nancy! Hugs, Jan

Cathy Thompson May 07 ,2022

Friend ,Gulf shores ,AL

My condolences to the family Barb was a beautiful soul ! Glad she lived a long happy life Cathy

Terrie May 07 ,2022

Don't know her. ,KC, ,Kansas

I don't know her but she is a awesome lady ! I just came to this site and read her story I am so jelous her life is always what I wanted. Godbless.

George Thomas May 07 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Please accept my wish of consolation for the family and my prayers for Barb as she begins her Eternal journey. Barb was always sweet to Kenna , Rachel, and me. I will always remember her for her love of family, adventurous spirit, and her ability to counter my sometimes off beat wit with intelligence and grace. May she rest in peace. You go Barb!

Jerald Pelofsky May 08 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park, KS ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. It is always heartbreaking to loose a parent. Be well and be strong. Jerald

Judy Johnson May 09 ,2022

Friend ,Mission ,Kansas

Knew Barbara at Roosevelt Grade School where I was in class with Bob since 4th grade. We graduated together in 1951 at Wyandotte High School. Barb was working in the office at Wyandotte. Later in the 80's Barb and I both worked for Sears Group Management, and when she went on vacation it was on BMW. My Brother was Motorcycle rider so I was envious. My daughter Sandy found Barb again for me at her Church, first St James,and now King of Kings. Wish I knew Barb was at Shawnee Village as I am at Welstone and could have visited! She will be missed. Love to you, her family. Judy (Julia Puhr) Johnson

Event:
Visitation
Location:
King of Kings Lutheran Church
Address:
1701 NE 96th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64155
Date:
May 09 ,2022
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
King of Kings Lutheran Church
Address:
1701 NE 96th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64155
Date:
May 09 ,2022
Time:
11:00 AM
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