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Ralph W. Scott, Age: 81
Dec 17,1935---Dec 05,2017
Ralph W Scott of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully at home with family on Dec. 5, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born December 17, 1935 to the parents of Ralph and Clara Scott. Ralph attended high school at St. Joseph Central and graduated from the University of Missouri where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a dual major in Marketing and Finance and a minor in public speaking. Ralph served for 20 years as the Executive Vice President of the Kansas City Real Estate Board (KCRAR) until his medical retirement in 1983. Prior to joining the staff of the Real Estate Board, he was employed by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as Manager of Civic and Legislative Activities. He was a registered lobbyist in the state legislature and taught numerous Non-Partisan Political Action Courses. He was widely recognized as the Kansas City Civic Secretary and had previously served as the Vice President of the Missouri State Jaycees in charge of the administration of 110 local Jaycee organizations. Ralph was the founder and senior lecturer of the Real Estate Sales and Brokers License Examination Training Schools. He loved teaching and had successfully prepared over 14,000 sales candidates and 5,000 brokers candidates for state licensing. His personal dedication was to strengthen and improve the professional ethics of organized real estate. Ralph was listed in “Who’s Who in America” in 1970 for his devotion to helping others through community service. He served as a Director of the Executive Officers Steering Committee and Governing Council of the National Association of Realtors. He is a certified lifetime member of the American Society of Association Executives and is a member of the National Real Estate Licensing Law Officials. He served 18 years as the Treasurer of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Chapter and in 1970 he organized and implemented the Multiple Listing Service in Kansas City over the strong opposition of the 6 largest residential Realtor firms. Ralph served three terms as President of the Northland Community Alliance which represented 19 homes associations. He served on the Mayors Northland Planning Commission, the Kansas City Commission for Charitable Solicitations, a Director of the Clay County Development Commission, Vice Chair of the Clay County Grand Jury, Past President of Claymont Homes Association and 17 terms as Secretary, Board of Governors of the Citizens Association, President of the Family Council at Woodbine Senior Care Center and served on the governing Board at North Cross United Methodist Church and developed their Memorial Garden where he will be laid to rest. Ralph loved Kansas City and was especially committed to developing the Northland by promoting voter approval of numerous non-partisan issues. He spent 39 years promoting major road improvements such as the Briarcliff Parkway and North Main Street. In 1961 Ralph wrote the Kansas City Earnings & Profit Tax at the suggestion of Mayor H Roe Bartle, who was Ralph’s mentor. He lobbied the enabling legislation through the State Legislature and spent 3 months managing the KC Election Campaign securing voter approval on Dec. 17, 1963. Ralph strongly believed that the E Tax was a fair tax that produced $40 million annual revenue and assured Kansas City’s progressive future. In 2004 Ralph was honored as recipient of the coveted Jake Mascotte Award for his 50 years of dedicated volunteer community service and “Leader of the Year” by the KC Development Institute. Ralph and his family have developed more than 1200 acres of real estate within the Northland. He always said that his major accomplishment in life was raising his two sons Sterling and Blake to become “Professional Realtors”. Ralph had a remarkable gift of making those around him feel happy, hopeful and most of all loved with an amazing sense of humor and love of life. Ralph is survived by his wife who was the love of his life for over 57 years Margie Darlene Scott. He is also survived by his two children Sterling Scott and his wife Sherri and Blake Scott and his wife Terrie as well as his sister Wilma Idlet and 8 wonderful grandchildren. Service and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Dec. 16 at 10:00 am at North Cross United Methodist Church at 1321 NE Vivion Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Memorial contributions be made to North Cross United Methodist Church or Crossroads Hospice. The original “Kansas City Town Bell” sits in the Bell Room Historical Gallery atrium in the United States Federal Courthouse Western District in downtown Kansas City. This bell will be donated as a Special Memorial in remembrance to the life of Ralph W Scott for his dedication to the city of Kansas City.
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North Cross United Methodist Church
1321 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Dec 16 ,2017
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10:00 AM
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