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Scott, Thomas Dean September 27, 1967 - July 14, 2022

Thomas Dean Scott, 54, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Osceola, Missouri on July 14,
2022. Born September 27, 1967 in Cedar Vale, Kansas, the family then moved to Independence,
Kansas where Dean later attended Zion Lutheran School, graduated Independence High School
in 1986, and then attended Independence Community College. He received a degree from
Kansas State University in Computer Science, graduating in 1991. Upon graduation he began
working for Atlantic Richfield Pipeline Company (ARCO) in Independence, Kansas, and then
later worked for Cerner and Sprint which transitioned to Century Link. While working, he also
obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Kansas in Engineering Management.
Upon retirement from Century Link, Dean traveled and explored the outdoors. A devoted uncle,
Dean enjoyed attending the many sporting events and activities of his nieces and nephew. He
was an avid movie fan (especially anything Sci-Fi) and video gamer with a love for all things

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Scott, and is survived by his father, Dennis Scott,
Independence, Kansas; brother David Scott and wife Rebecca of McPherson, Kansas, along with
their children Jonah and Sheridan Scott; brother Darin Scott and wife Cari of Independence,
Kansas, and children, Lindsay Scott of Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as Abigail and Jolee of

A private celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that charitable memorial contributions be made to Team Gleason to provide and find
solutions for persons living with ALS.

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