We are mourning the sudden death of our beloved pastor, Rev. Scott Myers. He died in his sleep on Aug 26. A celebration of Rev. Scott’s life will be held here at Westport Presbyterian on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm and will be Livestreamed and recorded for those who can not be with us in person. Parking options: The church parking lot is around the block behind the church, on the corner of Archibald and Central. We can also park at the Harris-Kearney House lot (4000 Baltimore), the Nutter building lot (4106 Central), and the lot across Archibald for the brightly colored homes of “Nutterville”.
His loving wife wrote the following:
Scott Myers Obituary
April 20, 1948 – August 26, 2023
Kansas City, Missouri – The Rev. Scott Myers,75, passed away unexpectedly overnight in Nederland, Colorado while on vacation with his wife Jeannie at one of their favorite places.
Services will be held on Friday September, 8 at 7pm at Westport Presbyterian Church ( 201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO). In lieu of flowers the family invites donations to Westport Presbyterian Church designated for the Food and Shower Ministries.
Scott was a Presbyterian Pastor at Westport Presbyterian Church in Kansas City for 29 years. He had previously served a rural community in Ohio for 8 years and before that the Berkley Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born in Marietta Ohio to Gwynne and Joan Myers and grew up in Columbus , Ohio through High School. He attended the University of Michigan studying English and History. After graduation he became a political activist travelling all over the United States. He led a 10 day march for prison reform from St. Louis to Marion, Illinois among other projects. He studied at the University of Dayton and received a Masters in Counseling. He then attended Eden Theological Seminary followed by further studies to become a Presbyterian. Through his work in the church and in the community, he has worked to inspire youth who live on the margins to create art, perform plays.
Scott and his first wife adopted three sisters from Costa Rica. He helped them learn English (while he learned some Spanish), and encouraged them along the way. The three girls now have 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by daughters: Marisel, Mariela(Ella), and Nazareth as well as the grands: Mickey, Andrea, Alex, Miles, Jace, Valentina, Malcolm, Ian and Della and two great-grands: Lilliana and Bartolo. Scott is also survived by his brother Bart Myers and wife Dawn of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and nephews Jason and Patrick. He married his wife Jeanne E. Reiss M.D. 19 years ago. They have enjoyed long daily walks and vacations to Colorado and New Mexico.
He has been passionate about the arts and founded The Westport Center for the Arts promoting concerts, artists, dance, and plays. He has written 13 plays 6 of which have been performed at the Off Broadway Theater. He has led the Presbyterian Urban and Immigrant Ministry Network, a coalition of inner city smaller churches. He has led a group to the police headquarters promoting police reform in Kansas City. Scott has spent hours shopping for food to feed the homeless 20 lunches a day, a hot breakfast on Sundays and provide weekly showers and fresh clothing for those who are in need. He used his own car to provide transportation to and from church for those who needed it as well as other social needs
As Scott would always say when leaving- “Goodbye and Godspeed.”
Westport Presbyterian sent out the following announcement: https://westportpresbyterian.org/church-announcement-about-scott/