Obit: Scott, Dorothy Helen (1899 - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Scott, Reed, Huckstead, Beyer, Wagner, Murphy, Erickson, Klein, Beeckler, Rowe, Garbisch, Williams, Vine, Koehler, Ballam, Schultz, Hemp, Hauge, Esselmann, Garbush, Sester, Craig, Warren, Stucki, Kurz, Dierauer, Becker, Van Gorden, Mattson, Perkins, Aspen, Bruhn, Peters, Spangler, Clark, Guthrie

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/11/1974

Scott, Dorothy Helen (17 July 1899 - 2 July1974)

Funeral services for Mrs. Jess (Dorothy Helen) Scott of Neillsville, local piano and organ teacher for 52 years and church organist for many years, were held Friday, July 5, from the Neillsville United Church of Christ. Mrs. Scott, a native of the Town of Grant, died July 2 at the age of 74.

Officiating were the Rev. Gary Clark and Rev. Clarence E. Guthrie. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Georgas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The daughter of Hubert O. and Hattie (Reed) Huckstead, Mrs. Scott was born July 17, 1899. She graduated from the Reed School on Pleasant Ridge, from Neillsville High School with the class of 1917, and from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Appleton, in 1921. She also attended the Sherwood School of Music at Chicago, Il.

At the age of 11, she was head organist at the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church. In addition to her duties as a teacher of piano and organ and as church organist, she assisted at all musical events at the Neillsville schools for four seasons. In keeping with Mrs. Scott’s interest and activity in the field of music, memorials will be given to the Neillsville Public Library for enlargement of the music section.

Her marriage to Jess Scott took place April 4, 1923, in Neillsville, with his father, the Rev. Walter T. Scott, officiating. Mrs. Scott was a member of the United Church of Christ and was active in church affairs throughout her lifetime.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are three sons: the Rev. Walter Scott of Grand Forks, N.D., James E. Scott of Dallas, Tx., and Robert G. Scott of Signal Mountain, Tn.; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Beyer of Manitowoc; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Richard Van Gorden, Heron Van Gorden, John Mattson, John Perkins, Ole Aspen and Earl Bruhn.

The choir of the United Church of Christ under the direction of Mrs. Mae Peters, sang “Come to the Savior Now” and a “Mighty Fortress is Our God” with Mrs. Deon Spangler as the organist.

Those from out of town who attended the services were as follows: The Rev. and Mrs. Walter Scott, Grand Forks, N.D.; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Scott, Dallas, Tx; Robert G. Scott, Signal Mountain, Tn.; Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Beyer, Manitowoc; Col. and Mrs. Arthur R. Wagner, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wagner, Madison; Howard Murphy and family, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Don Erickson and family, Green Bay; Joe Klein, Elgin, Il; Miss Daphne Beeckler, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Rowe, Mrs. Viola Garbisch, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Williams and Mrs. William Vine, Granton;

Mrs. Wolfgang Koehler, Monroe; Mr and Mrs. Horace V. Ballam, Whitefish Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scholtz, Tucson, Az; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hemp and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hauge, Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Esselmann and Miss Florence Garbush, Loyal; Mrs. Walter Sester, Hampshire, Il; Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Craig and Sarah, Willard; Otto J. Warren, Tacoma, Wa.; Jacob Stucki, Kalamazoo, Mi; Mrs. Henry Kurz, Spencer; Mrs. Robert Dierauer, Minneapolis, MN; and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Becker, Corona, Ca.



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