Nila Frances Scott-Poole had a long record of community service, including advocacy for people with disabilities. Scott-Poole died this spring. She was 89 and lived in Minneapolis.
As a person of color with a disability, Scott-Poole believed it was important to give back. She successfully completed an early mental health training program for Minneapolis community centers, in the 1960s. She was also involved in the Minnesota Special Olympics.
Yet another interest was having her family host students from abroad, including the countries of Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. She was a longtime church volunteer and vocalist, and worked at the Star Tribune for more than 23 years.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. Services have been held.