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Sonja Marie Scott Rone

March 20, 1959 – May 1, 2022


Sonja Marie Scott was born Friday March 20th, 1959, in Fullerton California.She passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2022, with Chris by her side. Born on the Vernal Equinox of 1959, she will always be our Angel of Spring!


Her loving parents Geraldine Marie (Nystrom) Scott, and Ellis Wesley Scott, raised her in California and Arkansas. She is survived by her Husband Chris Rone, two brothers Richard Scott and Wesley Scott, and her sister Peggy Covey(Gary). Her oldest Sister Joanna Schmidt passed away in 2006. Brothers-in-Law Brent Rone (Lori) and Kurt Rone.


Sonja always loved, cared for, and guided all her nieces and nephews as her own. She was a positive light in all their lives. Nieces -Donna Storm, Jessica Neal (Dylan), Christine Rone, Bridget Benedict, Alisha Washburn, and Sunshine Dickson.

Nephews- Shawn Scott, Aaron Scott (Asha), Sam Scott, Ryan Scott, Sean Washburn, Austin Schmidt, Taylor Rone (Marissa) and Jackson Rone. Great Nephews & Nieces- Marcus Willis (Kim & Acelynn), Tanner Willis (Kelsey), Noelani Blanch, Robert Carter, Ethan & Isabella Scott, Connor Moore, Charlie Frazier, Amber Willis, Kennady, Brecken, Knox, and Rylan Rone.


She was raised in Fullerton, California until moving to Bull Shoals, Arkansas in 1966. Her parents purchased and ran the small-town grocery store and that is where Sonja learned her love of food, especially steak! She grew up on a lake, spending a lot of her childhood outdoors, gardening, being at the lake in Bull Shoals. She also enjoyed riding her motorcycle (A LOT).  She completed high school in Flippin, Arkansas as a straight A student and graduated in 1977. Growing up she had spent many summers in Mexico visiting with Aunts and Uncles camping. She was definitely a beach baby and loved the water.


Sonja then moved to Lawrence, Ks with her oldest sister Joanna in the late 70’s and that begin her life in Kansas. She earned an associate degree in Computer Science at St. Mary’s and DeVry Universities in 1992.


Sonja met Chris in fall of 1987 while they both worked at DST and they were married November 6, 1994, in Las Vegas. Chris and Sonja settled in Shawnee. Sonja was able to continue her love of water and beach by spending a lot of time at Lake Quivira with Chris and family, fishing, walking, sitting on the beach or just lounging on the boat.

Born on the first day of Spring she always had a great admiration and love for the beauty of nature. Birds, plants, furry animals, fish, butterflies, dragonflies, caterpillars, cats, dogs, horses, mules, frogs, and all of God’s creatures recognized this in her. They enjoyed her presence and showed their love for her.


She could make almost anything grow and loved getting dirty and sweaty in her many gardens. So pleased as things grew to her liking and looked great.  In the Spring and Summer as all her different flowers would bloom, you could count on her to have her fingernails and toenails painted to match.


Sonja spent free time decorating, creating, arranging flowers for many different events at work and for friends and family for any events. She had supplied many people with the most beautiful wedding decorations, from centerpieces to arches.


Sonja loved cooking, baking, and nutrition, and was Ms. Betty Croker 1976 in her 4-state region! That boded well for Chris, as her homecooked meals were always great and he even gave her the nickname “Miss Betty Crocker”.


Along with her many other talents, Sonja was an artist and photographer. Over the years she had done many drawings and paintings. Her eye in photography was fantastic. She even found a way to combine the two art forms by printing out a small photo, then drawing it and painting in on canvas.


Sonja had retired from 19 years at Sprint as an Account Manager in 2018.


After her diagnoses of Alzheimer’s Disease, she was able to spend her remaining years at home with her devoted husband Chris by her side. They went fishing, walking, and drove around in her little fun car with the top down, as Kansas weather would allow. She always did like what her and her “favorite niecey” Donna called the “Zoom Zoom Car”



Sonja will be missed and remembered by all the people whose lives she touched. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name,


Services to Celebrate the Life of Sonja will be held 6:00 pm, Thursday, June 9th at the Lake Quivira Clubhouse, 100 Crescent Boulevard, Lake Quivira, Kansas 66217.




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Celebration of Life
Lake Quivira Clubhouse
100 Crescent Boulevard
Lake Quivira
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Date of Service:
Jun 09 ,2022
Time of Service:
6:00 pm
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Margaret A. (Peggy) Covey May 05 ,2022

Sister ,Topea ,Kansas

Dear Chris, We can never thank you enough for all of the wonderful, loving care you gave Sonja over the past 5 years. We are eternally grateful. Even though our hearts are broken, we know that Sonja is at peace now and I will miss her terribly for the rest of my life. She was the best sister ever and one of a kind. The world was robbed of her sweet presence way too soon for sure. God bless you both always. All our love, forever & always, Peggy & Gary

Wendy Dillenschneider May 05 ,2022

Friend of Donna Storm ,Florissant ,Colorado

Dear Donna, Marcus, Tanner, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved aunt. Her obituary describes a beautiful and loving soul. I wish I could have known her. Love always, Wendy & Greg

Kyle Hart May 05 ,2022

Friend and Co-worker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Chris - I'm so sorry for your loss. I was shocked & saddened when I heard the news of Sonja's passing. Know there are so many of your old Sprint buddies thinking about & praying for your peace during this time of grieving.

Sandi Beck May 06 ,2022

Family friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dear Chris, The obituary is an amazing tribute to an amazing an oh so beautiful woman I never heard Sonja say anything bad about anyone. She was one of the most loving and giving souls I have ever known. We were all sincerely blessed to have known her. My heart breaks for you and all who knew her. I love you dearly for all you did to make the last years of her life so filled with love and kindness. Love you so much! Sandi

Tim Deegan May 06 ,2022

Family friend ,Riverside ,California

Aw, Chris, I’m so sorry for your loss. But happy that you got to spend so many good years with such a fine woman. Not everyone is blessed with that. I wish we got to see each other more as you have always been a good friend to me. I know people say it, but I truly mean it… if there is anything I can do, let me know. My heart aches for you right now.

Tammy Garrett Hodges May 06 ,2022

Close childhood friends ,Bull Shoals ,Arkansas

I lived one street over from Sonja in Bull Shoals, AR for 9 years when we were growing up. We had a path worn through the woods between our houses. We walked, rode our bikes,and later small motorcycles about a jillion miles together, read comic books in the freezer of the old family grocery in the summer. We spent many nights sleeping in the back of Scotty’s old truck in sleeping bags,giggling, and looking at the stars. We would spend hours at Brown Beach and swimming in a local resort pool who were kind enough to allow us. When we were older we dated together and Sonja was a bridesmaid when I married. Sadly, I completely lost track of her when she moved away. I felt profoundly sad to hear she passed. I am so grateful she was in my life growing up. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body, was so artistic, and so witty. My condolences to her family and so happy to hear she had the husband she deserved. God speed Sonja and I hope to see u again some day. Tammy Garrett Hodges