Donations in memory of Ruth A. Scott to the El Dorado Springs VFW may be dropped off or mailed to the Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Ruth Alice (Maino) Scott, age 96 of De Soto, KS passed away on Saturday May 1, 2021 at Hillside Village of De Soto in the presence of her family. She was born February 12, 1925 in New Bedford, MA, daughter of Alberto and Carolina Maino. She married Herschel (Scotty) L. Scott on February 3, 1946.
After high school Ruth began work at an insurance agency in New Bedford. After her marriage to Scotty the couple settled in El Dorado Springs, MO and opened an appliance store. Later they ran two coin operated laundries in El Dorado Springs and one in Buffalo, MO. Ruth was the first Treasurer and past president of the Progress Club. She also served as Treasurer of the El Dorado Springs Methodist Church and the Great Oaks Country Club. During her retirement she spent most of her free time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed attending the many sporting events and activities to support her grandchildren as well as her great grandchildren. She and Scotty enjoyed their annual trips to Texas to avoid the cold Missouri winters. In her later years she enjoyed reminiscing about growing up on the East Coast, seeing Frank Sinatra sing live, and her favorite lighthouse, Butler Flats.
She is survived by her three grandchildren and their spouses: Alicia and John Hansen, Alex and Lisa Budd, Louisa and Sean Ritchlin; and seven great grandchildren: Fallon and Tristen Smith, Gracyn Budd, Jacob and George Hansen, William and Katarina Ritchlin.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Scotty, her daughter Kathryn Budd and many other beloved family members.
A private family service is being planned in the near future.