Bernard A. Scott
TAYLORVILLE- Bernard A. Scott, 81 of Taylorville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. He was born November 13, 1930 in Taylorville, IL, to William A. and Margaret C. (Young) Scott. He married Barbara Ann Mason on October 20, 1951. She preceded him in death on September 23, 1978. He then married Betty A. (Neisman) Jackson on May 1, 1982 in Springfield, IL.
Mr. Scott was a retired School Teacher for Taylorville School District #3 where he taught at both the Junior and Senior High Schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville; he was also a member of VFW Post #4495 and Moose Club #1516 in Taylorville and American Legion Post #257 in Stonington, IL. He was Past Commander of the Catholic War Veterans of Springfield, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; son, Andrew S. (Beverly) Jackson of Sterling, IL; daughters, Debbie Wright of Pittsfield, IL, Patti Wheeler of Normal, IL and Jeanie Burtschi of Decatur , IL; grandchildren, Faith, Cathy Jo, Seth, Alex, Morgan; Stephan and Mary Beth; great-grandchildren, Drake; Lauren, Emma, Luke and Madelyn; brothers, Donald Scott, Russell (Nancy) Scott, and Leon (Beverly) Scott all of Taylorville, sisters, Mary Lou Clayton of Mt. Auburn, Nide Grundy of Morrisonville, IL and Shirley Conaway of Taylorville, several nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Catherine Bailey and four brothers-in-law.
Memorials may be made to DMH Cancer Care Institute, 2300 N, Edward St., Decatur, IL and St. Mary's Catholic Church, 422 S. Washington St., Taylorville, IL.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Monday, May 21, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville. Father Alan Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
Online guestbook is available at www.sutton memorialhome.com.
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