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Scott Allen Cart, Age: 50
Feb 11, 1971 - Jan 11, 2022

Scott Allen Cart Obituary Scott Allen Cart, 50, of Olathe, Kansas was welcomed home into the arms of Jesus on January 11, 2022, after a 16-year battle with ALS. Summarizing Scott’s life, his legacy, and his love is hard to do in a short obituary. If you knew Scott, you loved him, and there were not enough words to define that.

Scott’s story began on February 11, 1971, in Concordia, Kansas. He was one of three siblings born to Rodney and Margery Cart. Scott had a good childhood alongside his sisters Tiffany and Angie, and while they were younger than him, he was of course the coolest among them. If you knew him then you knew his flowing mullet, trans am and can hear his favorite KISS song playing in the background.

Later, Scott moved to Olathe where he graduated from Olathe South High School and later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence. While in college, Scott met the love of his life, Sheila Wilson. On September 13, 1997, they were married and shared twenty-four and a half wonderful years together. Scott and Sheila were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kaylee and Marissa. Scott’s three “girls” as he called them, four if you count the family dog Lola, were Scott’s entire world.

Scott was not only the coolest guy in the room, but he was often the smartest too. After college, Scott started his own business, Mortgage Depot LLC. He ran this business until his illness prevented him from continuing. While he loved his work, he also loved his adventures with his family and friends. Traveling to the beach with his “girls” was an annual tradition. He loved Big Wigs BBQ competitions and competing at the American Royal was a highlight. He was an avid fan of local sports teams, the Chiefs, Royals, and KU basketball specifically. Scott also loved a night of poker, even if Sheila beat him. His annual Cart Classic Poker Night was something everyone looked forward to.

November 2005, 16 plus years ago, was when Scott was diagnosed with ALS. The determination and fight that Scott had against this disease was powerful and relentless. There are many things we can learn from Scott but his grit in his fight was one of a kind. From day one of that diagnosis, he set a goal to make memories with “his girls,” and not let ALS stop him. And not only did it not stop him, but “his girls” took up the fight too. Together as a family, they raised awareness and funds for ALS with the Struttin’ for Scott team. People often say you do not know how strong you can be until you have to be – and that is true – but this was something more. It is so rare to live and fight for this many years with this awful disease, and Scott never stopped living.

Scott is survived by his wife Sheila, and their daughters Kaylee and Marissa. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather Margery and George Williams of Olathe. His siblings Tiffany (Mike) Archibald of Olathe and Angie (Josh) Hook of Spring Hill, KS, and his stepsister Jessica (Deep) Shrestha of Madison, WI. Sheila’s parents Ronald and Joan Wilson of Overland Park, KS and sister-in-law Sara Armstrong of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews not named but so loved. Scott was preceded in death by his father Rodney as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents.

The family wants to thank Ascend Hospice for their care and support of Scott in his final months. Racheal Haas was his care giver during his hardest months, and she was such a blessing to Scott and the entire family. Thank you is simply not enough for her gift of love and care.

Scott will be celebrated at 1PM on January 15, 2022, in the main sanctuary at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, Kansas. In an effort to prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 virus, the family requests all attendees wear masks.

Scott’s inurnment will be in the memorial garden at Church of the Resurrection. This will be a private ceremony with immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of one of Scott’s greatest loves, the Cart “girls” education fund, or in Scott’s memory to Church of the Resurrection. Donations made to Church of the Resurrection will be earmarked specifically to the Housing and Construction Ministry who built his wheelchair ramp so that they can continue their ministry. 

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Billie Jo Eccardt Jan 14 ,2022

Mother of Cindy Eccardt Faulkner ,Gardner ,Kansas

I did not personally know Scott but have heard so much about him over the years. He definitely loved life and enjoyed as much as he possibly could. He had so many friends supporting him and his family through his journey and fight with ALS. He certainly was an inspiration to all and was loved by many. My heart goes out to the entire Cart family and all of his dear friends. Shelia your love and support for 24 1/2 years gave him the strength to go on until the Lord decided it was time for him to go home. Now May the Lord give you and your beautiful girls the strength you need to go on until it’s time for you to meet him again on the other side. Bless you all Billie Jo Eccardt