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James L. Scott

James L. Scott

   James Leroy Scott, age 81, of Raytown, Missouri formerly of Knox County, Missouri, died Saturday July 28, 2007, at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Home in Raytown, Missouri.

   He was born June 29, 1926, in Lewis County, Missouri the son of Walter J. and Ada Isabelle Fowler Scott.

James was united in marriage to Betty Jean Boltz on May 31, 1947, at Edina, Missouri, she survives and lives in Lees’s Summit, Missouri.

   Also surviving are a brother Harold Scott of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister Cletia Bass of Pasco, Washington and several nieces and nephews.

   James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Leon Scott and Kenneth Clarence Scott, and sisters Beulah Shelton and Dorothy Rossiter.

   James was raised in Knox County, Missouri where he received his education.  On July 9, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II serving as a Motor Machinists Mate aboard the U.S.S Manatee until July 7, 1947 when he received an honorable discharge. During his time of service he received five Asiatic Pacific Stars, one American Area Star, one WWII Victory Medal and two Philippine Liberation Star.

   Mr. Scott owned and operated Scott’s Automotive and Transmission Service in Kansas City, Missouri until he retired December 31, 1988. He enjoyed boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, his work and spending time with his friends.

   Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday July 30, 2007, at the Hudson-Rimer funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.  The Reverend Robert Stephens officiated the services.  Burial with full Military Honors were held in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri, conducted by Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post # 261 and the Knox County Memorial Post # 4822  V.F.W.  Casket bearers were members of the Knox County Memorial Post # 4822 and Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post # 261.

   Expressions of sympathy in memory of James L. Scott may be made to the American Heart Association or Donor’s choice.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.