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Thomas W. Scofield

December 14, 1935 — August 29, 2015

Tom Scofield, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday morning August 29, 2015, surrounded by his family and caregivers. A visitation will be held from 5:30pm to 8pm Friday, September 11, Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 12, at 9:30am at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, KC, MO 64131. A reception will follow in the Church Narthex following Mass. Burial will follow the reception at Resurrection Cemetery, 83rd & Quivira, Lenexa, KS.Tom was born December 14, 1935, the son of William "Bill" and Cathryn (Knox) Scofield, in Junction City, KS and was raised there and in Westwood, KS. Tom graduated from St. Agnes Catholic High School, earning letters in four sports each of his four years there.Tom married his 6th grade sweetheart, Norma Louise Devine from Strawberry Hill (KC, KS) in April 1957. They had two children, Lori and Tom (II) and thoroughly enjoyed their loving family life. After retiring, Tom lovingly cared for Norma until she passed away on November 20, 2000, in their 43rd year of marriage.Tom worked at Hallmark Cards for 42 years in various manufacturing and business management positions, retiring in 1997. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Rockhurst College while working full time and taking night classes. Tom was very active in church activities at St. Agnes, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Christ the King Catholic parishes.In April 2008, Tom married Connie Van Buskirk. Tom and Connie were well-loved by all who met them. A fairytale second marriage, Tom loved and cared for Connie "in good times and bad" until she passed away just a month before him on July 23, 2015.Tom relentlessly put others before himself, in big ways and small - literally until his last moments. He lived "Do unto others…" and was a quiet reminder of this verse to all who were blessed to have known him. His quick wit and timing, even during difficult times, often surprised and always delighted his family, caregivers, and friends. Many will miss him.Tom is survived by his two children, daughter, Mary Laura (Lori) Scofield; son, Thomas W. Scofield II; one sister, Susan (Scofield) Swortwood and husband Michael L. Swortwood (New Smyrna Beach, FL); two brothers John E. Scofield (Prairie Village, KS); and James M. Scofield and wife Carolyn Scofield (Chula Vista, CA); Connie Van Buskirk's extended family, many in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by in-laws, Marsha Lockard and Loretta Dargon.The family would like to especially thank his exceptional caregivers ("Team Tom") consisting of: Donna Biele, Yvette Burroughs, Margaret Curtis, Kathleen O'Brien, Sharon Tinner, and Diane Holman, as well as Joy Schwertley, Sister Angela Fitzpatrick, and Gloria Alcala, the entire Van Buskirk family, and KC Hospice - for their wonderful assistance with Tom's care at home particularly over the last 8+ months and including his final days at home.Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (, the Parkinson's Foundation 8900 State Line, Leawood, KS 66206 or a charity of your choice.

SERVICES Visitation
Friday, September 11, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Thomas More Church 11822 Holmes Road Kansas City, MO 64131
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Thomas More Church 11822 Holmes Road Kansas City, MO 64131

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