Verna Scott "Becky" Johnson

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Verna "Becky" Scott Johnson

CHILLICOTHE: Verna "Becky" Scott Johnson, 67, of Chillicothe, died 10:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born November 1, 1944, in Ross County, to Warren and Sophia Dawson Detty. On October 30, 1982, she married Floyd "Scottie" Scott who died February 12, 1994.

Surviving are her precious daughters, Jackie (Caleb) Copper, of Pennsylvania and Tonya (Troy) McDonald, with whom she lived; grandchildren, Jessica (Louis) Clegg, of Delaware, Jamie and Scott Bowen, EJ Shoemaker, Kerstin, Kelsey and Troy Jr. McDonald, all of Chillicothe and Brandi Shoemaker, of Circleville; great grandchildren, Landon Collier and Wyatt Bowen; sisters, Kate Claytor and Cora Stevens; a brother, Roger Detty, all of Chillicothe; many nieces and nephews; and Richard Detty and Rodney Murray whom she claimed as her sons. She was predeceased by her precious son, Ernie Shoemaker; mother, Sophia Bell; father, Warren Detty; a great grandson, Jasper Bowen; a sister, Rosie Young; and brothers, Bill Williams and Rock, Pete, Bud, Larry and Johnny Detty.

Becky was a great mother and grandmother. She had worked at the former N-C-L restaurant and VA hospital and was a VA Sponsor for 21 years.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Linda Bickles and Carl Bode officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

You may sign her online register at

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Feb. 26, 2012
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