Eleanor Petersen Scutti

Eleanor Petersen Scutti, 86, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in Overland Park. 

Eleanor was born March 19th, 1933 to the late Frank and Esther Petersen in Brooklyn, New York.  She was married to her husband, Robert for 55 years.  Robert was in the U.S. Navy at the time of their marriage and she accompanied him to Naples, Italy where he was stationed for 2 1/2 years, during which time she became fluent in Italian.  Robert preceded her in death on September 13, 2008.  Eleanor earned an Associates Degree in teaching from Los Angeles Pierce College.  She worked for Los Angeles School District in special education, retiring in 1994.  Eleanor was active in Church and served in several capacities including Sunday school teacher, VBS, youth group leader for 47 years.  She enjoyed her time as Director of the Youth Choir “Joyful Noises”, where she played and taught guitar to many of the students.  Eleanor was preceded in death by her brother Howard F. Petersen.  She is survived by her son, Robert Peter Scutti and wife Cindy, two grandsons, Dale Scutti and Peter Scutti and wife Paige, and Grand-daughter, Carrie Henne, and sister, Jean P. Clark.  

Visitation and Funeral Service

Visitation will be 2pm and Service will follow at 3pm, Sunday, November 17 at Amos Family Funeral Home at 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS.  Eleanor will be laid to rest with her husband, Robert Anthony Scutti at 11am Tuesday, November 19th at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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One Comment on “Eleanor Petersen Scutti”

  1. Jane O'Brien Day Says:

    Although we lived far apart and encounters were few, as my aunt for 68 years, her impressions showed large.

    I remember Aunt Eleanor with such a pretty and kind brightness in her eyes and smile.
    When glancing her son’s way or even at his mention, that brightness would intensify.

    As a natural teacher, also by example, she practiced and spoke of
    the importance of responsibility (financial and otherwise),
    of motivating yourself to be productive
    and to share what you learn and believe.

    I have a young but vivid memory of Uncle Bob and Aunt Eleanor’s tiny basement apartment in Brooklyn and their ‘giant’ beloved and gentle Beala.
    I remember her warm homes to be organized and clean and in lovely taste.

    My mother was heartened by what a faithful and loving wife Eleanor was to my mother’s precious baby brother.

    I remember excitement receiving her Christmas cards with $5 tucked inside.

    Her worship and adoration and dedication to The Lord was ever present.

    I’m fortunate to have been touched by Eleanor.
    I’m happy many have been touched by Eleanor.
    I’m happy my cousin, Robbie, had such a wonderful mother.
    I’m happy Dale and Peter had such a wonderful grandmother.

    I’m happy that her passage into heaven was peaceful.
    I’m happy she and Uncle Bob are together again.


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