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Linn County News

Published Dec. 2, 2020

Rubie Mae Blackman Scott, age 91, Mound City, Kan., passed away Nov. 29, 2020. She was born Feb. 6, 1929, to Zenas Andrew and Sylvia Estilla Bruce Blackman in Pleasanton, Kan. She attended all 12 years of school in the Pleasanton schools, graduating in 1947. On May 18,1947, she was united in marriage to William (Bill) Scott at her home in Pleasanton.

Rubie spent the early years of her marriage as a homemaker. She also helped shape the lives of young children as she babysat in her home. Later she worked in a dry cleaning shop after which she attended Draughn’s College of Commerce where she earned her business degree. After receiving her degree, she worked in the Johnson County Register of Deeds Office and County Clerk’s Office. She was appointed Johnson County Register of Deeds in 1978, elected to that office in 1980 and remained in office until her retirement in 1989. She was honored with a 25 year pin for her years of service to Johnson County. She was a member of the Olathe and Mound City United Methodist Churches and also the United Methodist Women. In 1980 she was chosen as Woman of the Year of the Business and Professional Women of Olathe. She served as president of Republican Women’s Club, both in Olathe and Mound City, Precinct Woman in Mound City and was a member of the FCE Club for many years and also a member of Olathe Chamber. Rubie and husband Bill enjoyed camping and fishing on their property, clearing the 20 acres to build a home, weekends with their families, and family reunions where card games were enjoyed by all. After retirement, she and Bill enjoyed traveling, taking bus trips to 50 states, all provinces of Canada, the Islands, Mexico and other foreign places. She loved gardening, canning, golfing and crocheting tiny booties and hats for preemie babies at the hospital. She was a member of the Sugar Valley Women’s Golf Association and received a 50 year pin from the Royal Neighbors of America. Rubie was always ready to help with civic causes, among which was helping build the Mound City Medical Facility. She enjoyed a life of service.

Rubie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on March 15, 2019; three brothers, Lyle Dean Blackman, Bruce Emerson Blackman and Richard O. Blackman; and one sister, Melda Blackman Einstein. She is survived by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at the Curry Cemetery. Friends may pay respects from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.


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