Dorothy J. Ribble

June 10, 1928 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 89)

Dorothy J. Ribble, 89, recently of Tallahassee, Florida died February 6th, 2018, in Tallahassee, Florida.  She was born June 10th, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Francis and Tisha Coleman.


She grew up in the Village of Birmingham and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1946. She worked for many years at the Union Pacific Railroad offices in Kansas City, Kansas, where she met her husband Carl. She was a member of the Union Pacific Old Timers Club and the Englewood Baptist Church. She was known for her ballroom dancing, from the Pla-Mor Ballroom to Sarasota, Florida, and a longtime resident of Gladstone.

She is survived by her sons Curtis Scott of Rancho Mirage, California, and Dennis Scott of Tallahassee, Florida, and her brother Lloyd Coleman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, nieces Karen (Coleman) Cunningham and Patricia (Coleman) Starks of Kansas City, and niece Kelly (Coleman) Solomito and nephew Kevin Coleman of Colorado Springs.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Carl Ribble, who died in 1981; previous husband Clyde Scott; and brother, Stanley Coleman.

Friends and Family will gather at 1:30 for a memorial service at 2 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Terrace Park Funeral Home’s Lakeside Chapel, 801 NW 108th St. (169 Hwy & Shoal Creek) Kansas City, MO. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Carl at Terrace Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  Share online condolences at

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