Betty Scott, age 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 12:30 am on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born on March 28, 1929, in Basin, WY, she was the daughter of Willis and Elva (Zehr) Gilmore.
Betty attended Pettisville High School in Pettisville, OH and graduated with the Class of 1947. She then attended courses at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, OH, before becoming an x-ray technician. On March 23, 1973 Betty married William Scott in Fort Wayne. Betty was a member of South Wayne Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion and VFW auxiliary, and Daughters of the Nile. She also enjoyed needlepoint and collecting angels.
Survivors include her daughter Eileen Marks of Garrett; grandchildren Christopher Marks of Columbia City, Elizabeth (Brad) Erwin of Avilla, and Rachelle Burgess of Fort Wayne; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Beth LaCross, son Theodore LaCross, husband William Scott, and great-grandson Gavin Marks
Friends may call on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 pm at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services for Betty will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday January 16, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco, IN. Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.
So sorry to hear about Betty. She was a sweet customer of mine years ago and always remembered my birthday.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Brett Gerber, Randy Grimes, Kris Hardiman and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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