Jadeen Scott Rivard of Leawood, KS died peacefully on April 28th, 2014. She actively enriched the lives of her family and friends until her last day.  A memorial service will be held at 1pm Thursday, May 1st at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Crittenton Center, 10918 Elm, Kansas City, Missouri, or to the Village Presbyterian Church.

Jadeen was born on May 8th, 1933 to Jay and Nadyne Scott.  Dr. Jay Scott was the first dentist on the Plaza.  She graduated from The Sunset Hill School and attended Kansas University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.  She married Mark Evans Rivard on August 28th, 1953.

She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church where she and Mark served as Stephens Ministers, Kansas City Young Matrons, and Chapter AV of the PEO sisterhood, where she served as President of her chapter and more recently offered their home as a B&B.  Jadeen always loved children and she and Mark were foster parents to many children, as well as a host family to AFS students.  She volunteered and served on the Board of The Crittenton Center, and for many years was a volunteer at St Luke’s Hospital where she was a supervisor of Patient Pride.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Sara Jayne Breyfogle on April 17, 2014 and her nephew David Kreamer in 2010. Jadeen leaves her husband Mark, their four children and families: Sheree and Dave Thein, Scott and wife Katy who are expecting, Stacey and Travis; Marla and John Cope, Ryan and wife Megan and daughter June, Reed and fiancé M.E., and Rachel; Jay and Katherine Rivard and Amanda; and Sara and Chris Armer, Alec, Justin and Tyler.  She also leaves a cherished extended family including the Kreamers, the Blumenthals, and the Coulters.

“DeeDee” will be deeply missed for her loving heart, sense of humor, and generous spirit.  She will always be an inspiration to those whose lives she touched.  Arr:  Signature Funerals  8019 State Line Rd.  Kansas City, Mo  64114  816-214-5174 www.cathyb6.sg-host.com

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