Scott, Thelma J. (TJ)
Thelma J. Scott (TJ), age 87, adored mother, grandmother, sister, and the heart of our family, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in Queen Creek, AZ. She was predeceased by husband, Bert (Scotty); daughter, Nancy; sons, Barry & Tom; and 7 of her siblings. She is survived by children, Elizabeth (Cliff) Fairchild, Pam (Mike) Johns, Lori (Mike) Schell, Debra Scott, Brian (Valarie) Scott, Karen Scott, Stacy Scott, & Amy (Craig) Clifford; 27 grandchildren & many great-grandchildren; sister, Myrle Knapp; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She was born in Lacyville, PA to loving parents John & Essie (Gross) Place and was the youngest of 9 children. TJ never met a crossword puzzle too tough to solve. She loved jazz, especially Dave Brubeck, the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. If she couldn't get them on TV she would often go to a live Diamondbacks game, and would attend as many Spring Training games as she could, regardless of who they were playing. Above all else, she loved her family. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held at the Hickory House Restaurant, 3543 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. hosted by Barry's children, B.J., Erica and Stephanie. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.