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Ortha Lee Scott dies at 93

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Ortha Lee Scott, 93 of Burns Harbor, formerly of Highland, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2009 at her home.

She was born on September 6, 1915 in Manila, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Scott in 1984, and her son, G. Clifford Scott in 2006.

Ortha is survived by her daughters, Esther (Kendall) Nickell of Burns Harbor, and Rebecca (Paul) Cherven of Lowell; daughter-in-law, Karen Scott of Highland; brothers, Earnest Crouse, Wesley Crouse and Bernard (Linda) Crouse, all of Ark.; sisters, Bernece Ellis, Delphia (Carroll) Waddell, and Delora Mae Brown all of Arkansas; grandchildren, Kendall Lee (Melissa) Nickell, Denisa Kay (Marwan) Hanania, Cheryl (Rick) Meisenheimer, Michelle Eggleston, Jerry Scott, Jacqueline (David) Jenkins, Jennifer Cherven and Scott (Irene) Cherven; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Ortha was the oldest member of Black Oak Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She worked as a beautician. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and working with ceramics.

Funeral services, Rev. Kendall Nickell and Pastor Bob Parnell officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St. Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.


Posted 6/8/2009