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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 30, 2014

OBITUARY ~ EDNA (PEARCE) SCOTT
April 24, 1927 ~ January 23, 2014

Edna Scott was born in southern Ringgold County on April 24, 1927 to Charles and Elsie (Brooner) Pearce. She passed away at Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on January 24, 2014. Edna was raised and lived on a farm southwest of Kellerton with her siblings; May, Mary, Betty and Jim. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1945. Edna worked in Des Moines at Babe's Restaurant after graduation. In February 1946, Edna married Elmer Scott in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. To this union four children were born; Dean, Gary, Donna, and Dale.

Elmer and Edna farmed in Ringgold and Decatur County for about 30 years. Upon retirement from farming, Elmer and Edna moved into the town of Grand River, Iowa. Edna enjoyed gardening, going to flea markets and garage sales looking for dolls, listening to country music, and going out to eat. She especially enjoyed getting together with her brother and sisters, reminiscing and visiting. Edna liked flowers and was always on the lookout for a new variety of flowers to plant in her yard.

Edna enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club in Grand River for several years. In later years, Edna adopted two homeless kittens that she named Tiger and Tuffy. She thoroughly enjoyed their company for several years. Edna also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds out of her kitchen window for many years. Edna resided in Clearview Home in Mount Ayr for the last few years.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 1995; her parents Charles and Elsie Pearce; sister Mary Mead; sister and brother-in-law May and Francis Leeper; nieces May Jane Hayward and Lois Jean Petratis; and nephews Jimmie Lee Pearce and Brian Mead. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law Dolf and Elizabeth Newton, Robert and Marie Poush, Paul and Betty Scott, Harold Scott, Peggy Scott, Charles and Carolyn Zollman; niece Cleo (Patricia) Scott, and nephews Jerry Scott, Ronnie Scott, and Norman Newton.

Edna was survived by her four children: Dean Scott of Schaller, Iowa, Gary Scott and wife Pacita of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Donna Lefler of Crofton, Nebraska and Dale Scott of Coleridge, Nebraska. Her grandchildren include Jason Scott and wife Stacy of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Patrick Scott of Schaller, Iowa, Johanna Scott of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Jared Lefler of Louisville, Nebraska, and Jessica Lefler of Crofton, Nebraska. Her great grandchildren include Cassie, Samantha, Mike and Joe Scott of Council Bluffs, as well as her great-great grandchild Dwayne Scott of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Other survivors include her brother Jim and wife Arlene Pearce of Mount Ayr, Iowa, sister Betty Scott of Idaho, brother- in- law Dwayne Mead of Missouri, brother-in-law Max Scott of Texas and sister-in-law Virginia Scott of Mount Ayr, Iowa.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.

Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrng Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, with Pastor Barton Shields officiating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett, Mary Davenport and Joyce Gregg.

Casket bearers included Jared Lefler, Don Zollman, David Zollman, Keith Pearce, David Pearce and Darrell Adams.

Burial was in the Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton. A reception was held at the Kellerton Community Room.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2014

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