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McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS

OBITUARY

Harlene L. Scofield

March 26, 1926September 9, 2019
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Harlene Scofield, beloved mother and grandmother, talented musician, and devoted friend, passed away on September 9th at her home in Kansas City, Missouri. She was 93. Harlene was born on March 26, 1926, to Duncan and Alta Reed in Norris, Missouri. She grew up with one brother, D.C. and one sister, Twila. Harlene was a precocious musician and began teaching herself to play the piano at the age of three, after her parents told her she was too young for lessons. All five played together in a family band for church services and community gatherings. In 1944 after high school, Harlene went to Washington, D.C and worked at the Pentagon before starting college. Her Bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University was a dual major in music and home economics. Harlene had a 58 year-long career as the organist and pianist at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, where she was famous for her much-used, dilapidated organ shoes. A natural entertainer, she was never more at home than when she sat down at the piano and tirelessly played any tune her audience suggested, bobbing her head in time to her melody. She was truly gifted and provided musical delight for many over the years. Harlene brought her special warmth and laughter to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, where she worked as an executive secretary and developed many close friendships. She was also a mentor of teenagers, enjoying years of hosting youth bible studies in her home. She was known for her quick wit, happy giggle and smart sense of humor. She cherished her numerous close friends. Her spirit was kind and her Christian faith was deep and abiding.

Harlene is survived by her two daughters, Lenesa Frisch and Dawn Scofield Mensch and their husbands, and 22 grand and great grandchildren. Her visitation will be 6-8pm, Friday, Sept.13 at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be 10am, Saturday, Sept. 14 at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Memorials may be made in her memory to the South-Broadland Presbyterian Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Duncan C. Reed, Father (deceased)
  • Alta V. (Inloes) Reed, Mother (deceased)
  • Lenesa Frisch, Daughter
  • Dawn Scofield Mensch, Daughter
  • Harlene is also survived 22 grand and great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Mensch
  • Robert Phelps
  • Carlos Garcia
  • Patrick Loomis, Jr.
  • Adam Loomis
  • Dave Bergman
  • Patrick Loomis, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Benson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jim Tipton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • South-Broadland Presbyterian Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

Harlene L. Scofield

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Sharanda Mozart

September 14, 2019

My beautiful Aunt Harlene was the kindest, most loving, person I know (aside from Jesus). She loved me and my sisters with unconditional love, being supportive, giving, never forgetting our birthdays, and only speaking kindly of others. She was my second mother. My heart is sad I was unable to visit last few years. Am comforted we’ll be together in eternity where there is unmeasurable joy. Love you forever and grateful God Blessed me with you! 🙏✝️❤️😇🙌🕊

Judy Baumann

September 13, 2019


What a special lady! I have many fond memories of our time together at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! Always a smile on her face and an encouraging word to all. She was the best at the typewriter as well as the organ and piano! And such a good cook!
I have a recipe for Banana Nut Bread that she typed up for me years ago and I make it all the time! She was loved by many!
Enjoyed the pictures on line! She loved her family!
She lived a long life and touch many lives!


janda piantes

September 13, 2019

Dawn and family,
Your Mom was kind and good woman with old school values. She made us listen when we thought we knew more and she never waivered in her faith that we would someday need her wisdom.
I am glad I had a friend like you with a Mom like Harlene.
Great memories and lessons learned along the way.

Love to all,
Janda

Pearlie Moore

September 12, 2019

As a long time member of South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, I had the privilege of listening to Harlene make beautiful music playing the organ every Sunday. Dawn, your mother made many of us feel joyous with her music. I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

KENNETH SCHMITZ

September 12, 2019

i was blessed by this very special lady when we worked together at FCA many years ago. her joyful spirit and amazing smile are memories that will always be with me and so many others. her legacy is loving kindness.

Brenda Dollard

September 11, 2019

Dawn,
Sorry of your Mothers passing!
May she rest in peace and know she is in a beautiful place with her Lord.

Love Brenda Dollard

Dawn Scofield-Luckett

September 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love & Hugs from Dawn

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