|Barbara L. Scott|
|May 29, 1919 - January 25, 2012|
|Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday January 29, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 1620 W. 1st Street, Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday January 30, 2012 at Beulah Cemetery, Rural Township, Illinois |
|Barbara Louise (Sample) Scott, age 92 years, died on the 25th day of January, 2012. |
She was born in Coe Township, Rock Island County, Ill., on the 29th day of May, 1919, the daughter of Harry James Sample and Mary (Reeves) Sample.
Visitation will be held at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, during the hours of 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Milan on Monday, January 30 commencing at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Rural Township (Beulah) Cemetery.
Barbara was married to Robert G. Scott on October 16, 1948, who survives along with the three children born to this union. The names of these children and spouses are William (Mary) of Rock Island, Robert of Milan, and Daniel (Pam) of Colorado Springs, Colo., all of whom survive. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Lincoln (Sophia), Ben (Claire), Emily, and Jeff; and five great-grandchildren, Carter, Quinn, Zoe, Hayden, and Rowan; brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Mary Lee Sample, Port Byron; nephews, Steve, Michael, James, Matthew and John Sample; and her niece, Marjorie Tyner.
Barbara attended Port Byron High School and received her teaching degree at Macomb Teachers College. She taught in several Rock Island and Henry County one room schools in the 30's and 40's including Bluff and Phoenix Center. She ended her teaching career to raise a family in 1951, after teaching at Hoffman School in East Moline. She had many stories to tell about teaching at rural schools and her own student days at Adelphia School in Coe Township the "Garden Spot of the Earth." She always retained her love of farm life and the horses that powered much of it during her youth.
Barbara was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Milan for sixty-five years, a former Sunday School teacher, and a current member of the "Cover Girls" at the church who meet weekly to sew blankets and other items for charities. She was interested in local and family history and did genealogical work for others in earlier years as a Certified Genealogical Records Searcher (CGRS). She enjoyed doing this type of work also during her thirty years as a volunteer at the Rock Island County Historical Society. Along with her good friend and fellow parishioner, Virginia Anderson, she compiled and edited the book "Travels in Time" which is a local history of the Village of Milan and of the greater Milan area. The village underwrote the initial expense of the printing and publishing which expense was soon repaid as the book was a complete sellout. She was elected as a Trustee of the Rock Island-Milan Library District and served as a Trustee for a number of years.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Milan or Rock Island County Historical Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com
Bob and family, please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. Joel "Righty" Shaw
-- Joel Shaw
Barbara always had a word of encouragement for me when I was secretary at First Presbyterian. I appreciated her kindness.
-- Mary Jane Navota
Everyone will agree that Aunt Barbara is OOAK. She is a quintessential mother and truly a Proverbs 31 woman. I love her because she is always peaceful and never got upset that I ever saw, eventhough she raised three boys and she (and you too, Uncle Bob) was always glad to see me and hear about my life. She has been a great listener all her life. She is beautiful and will remain so for eternity according to Our Savior's promises.
-- Sylvia Scott Quandt
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Scott. She was always so nice to me. I spent alot of time on your basketball court when I was a teenager.My sympathies to Mr. Scott and sons.
-- Sho-Shauna(Morey) Garland
Dear Bob & Family -
You have our sincere sympathy, prayers and support during this sad time,on the loss of your wife, (mother & grandmother) What a GREAT Lady with lots of happy memories for her family.
Toni Gasper- Blackhawk Bank -& MILAN ROTARY CLUB
-- Toni Gasper
Our sympathies on the loss of a gracious and beautiful lady. She will be missed by all.
-- Rick and Sandy Scott Family
We all share wonderful memories of Aunt Barbara. I have two favorites. I can just see her on the back porch with my mom, hoping for a breeze in the South Carolina August sun- helping sew my wedding dress for my wedding - the next day! Once when our families went camping together in the Dells, I remember watching her each morning brush her beautiful long blonde hair. I wanted to look just like her when I grew up. She was quiet and strong. She exemplified what God wanted his children to be in Isaiah 30-quiet and trusting. She joined in whatever we were doing as if it was the greatest thing to be doing at the time! She loved and was loved. We will all miss her.
-- Mary Scott Snyder
I only have fold memories of Aunt Barbara growing up. She was such a sweet loving woman and always made me feel like I was at home when I visited. I will miss her greatly.
-- Rachel Meehan (Quandt)
We wish we could be there with you to celebrate the life of Barbara. She was always so kind to us and we remember her fondly. Marc remembers Irma, Melva, Barbara, and Thelma as the Chinese Kitchen Gang; Barbara's Mustangs; and the fun times getting to go with Danny, Barb, and Bob to RIHS basketball games and McDonald's afterward (if we won). We'll miss her smiling face but we'll always have her "Travels In Time."
-- Marc and Linda Johnson
The loss of our Aunt Barbara has caused such sadness for us! We are thinking of all the Scotts and pray God will comfort your souls, soothe your spirits and bring you peace during this difficult time. Love, Steve and Sharon and Family "You oh Lord, have helped me and comforted me." Psalm 86:17
-- Steve and Sharon Sample and family
Barbara was a wonderful lady and during all my years in the Milan UPW, she showed me love and support. She was a wonderful Christian and I shall greatly miss her kindness and Godliness here on earth.
-- Sharon Miller