Megan Ann Kauffman Scott
1984 – 2021
Megan Anne Kauffman Scott was born on July 14, 1984 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton,
Missouri and passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in St. Joseph, MO at the age of 36.
Her parents were John Edward and Rebecca Jean (Dooley) Kauffman. She grew up in Oregon,
Missouri along with her three siblings, Rachel, Jenny, and Mark.
She was active in academic pursuits, volleyball, choir, and band as a percussionist, where she had
leadership roles in many of these activities. Outside of school she was highly involved in gymnastics. She
graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 2003. Education being important to her,
Megan began taking classes at Northwest Missouri State University, but her life took her down a
different path. She gave birth to Mason Patrick Graff in 2004, and Morgan Summer Graff in 2005. Taking
care of her children became the center of her life. After being a stay at home mom for a few years, she
re-entered the workforce at Bank Midwest in St. Joseph, Missouri.
In 2010, Megan met her soulmate, Brian Dean Scott. They married on March 3rd, 2012 at Star Chapel
United Methodist Church. They made their home together on Empire Prairie, on the farm of Brian's
grandparents. There they expanded their business, Prairie Performance, which builds, repairs, and
updates high-performance pulling tractors for customers all across the United States. Brian says she was
the boss, but this was more than just a business. The tractor pulling community was their world, and the
people in it became family for them.
Megan was very supportive of all of her children's education and extracurricular activities. As the kids
progressed in school, Megan became president of the band boosters and took initiative in improving the
quality of the band program. Ever the proud mother, there was nothing that the kids did that she didn't
want to be involved in. She was a fixture at all of her kid's events, including ball games, academic meets,
and band recitals. She was all about time with family, and they took many trips and vacations together.
She was always planning their next big adventure, and Disney parks were a staple destination. Christmas
was a major family tradition, and Megan was adamant about celebrating the season. She always began
planning the next year's Christmas as soon as one finished.
In October of 2020, Megan was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. The tractor pulling community
pulled together to help Megan with a tremendous and overwhelming show of support. The texts, phone
calls, emails, food, kitchen appliances, offers of assistance, and countless small and thoughtful acts of
kindness they provided demonstrated to the Scott family the impact that Megan had on the pulling
community, and how much the pulling community meant to her. Words cannot express the gratitude
that the family has for this support. After 39 radiation treatments, 6 chemotherapy treatments, and
many side effects from that battle, Megan's body was tired, worn down, and in lots of pain. She was
admitted to the hospital on Saturday, June 26th, and then on to the ICU for a high heart rate, low blood
pressure, and pneumonia. After an attempt to place her on a ventilator and stabilize her, her body was
done. She passed away on the morning of June 29th at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri. No more
suffering, no more pain.
Megan will be missed by her family, including her husband Brian Scott; children, Mason and Morgan
Graff; parents, John and Rebecca Kauffman of Tucson Arizona, mother-in-law, Joyce Scott of King City
Missouri; siblings, Rachel (David) Esely of Lee’s Summit Missouri, Jenny (Benjamin) Rady of Chicago
Illinois, and Mark Kauffman of Maryville Missouri; aunt, Eva (Randy) Morlock of Sunrise Beach Missouri;
nieces, Kendall Esely and Katherine Rady; nephews, Dylan Esely and William Rady, and other extended
family and multitudes of friends.
The family loves you all, but there is nothing for the family nor you to say at this time. Silent prayers of
strength and understanding will be heard by our Lord and felt by the entire family.
Megan has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, King City, MO.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the family
business, Prairie Performance, Empire Prairie, MO. Memorials may be made to the Mason and Morgan
Continuing Education Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, PO Box 153, King City MO 64463. To
honor the importance that Megan placed on education, Brian Scott will be establishing a Pulling for
Megan Scholarship to preserve Megan's memory within the pulling community, and to help the
members of the community advance their education.