Annika “Ace” Riley Scott, age 15, passed away on 15, April 2022, in Kansas City, Kansas. They were born on December 30, 2006, in Kansas City, Kansas to Michael Scott and Amber Campbell.
Ace grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. They attended ninth grade in various high schools and did well in all subjects. Ace was well known as a leader amongst their friends and was very social. Ace enjoyed music, painting, crafts, dancing, eating sushi, and making others laugh. Ace enjoyed museums, time outdoors, playing the guitar or piano, and making bracelets. Ace cared greatly for their sister, their best friends, and their pet rat Moon. Ace was passionate about speaking up for others that could not speak up for themselves.
Ace is survived by their sister, Aubrie Campbell of Olathe, Kansas; their mother, Amber Campbell of Waterloo, Iowa; their aunt, Brieanne Murphy of Olathe, Kansas; their uncles, Brandon; and Braxton Murphy of Kansas City, Missouri; their grandparents, Bernard and Marlo Murphy of Olathe, Kansas; their grandfather, Terry Campbell of Kansas City, Kansas; their great-aunts, Cheryl Campbell; and Carolyn Baker of Kansas City, Kansas; and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 147 W 24th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011. “The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social, and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.”
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Thatcher’s Funeral Home, and the many families, and friends that cared for Ace.