Martha Elizabeth (Thompson) Scott, 93, passed away at 1:30AM on January 29, 2015 at heritage Pointe in Warren, IN. She was born May 14, 1921 in Hagerstown, MD to William James Thompson & Laura Alice (Fornshell) Thompson. She attended Van Buren High School and graduated with the Class of 1939. She married Joseph A Scott on October 19, 1941 at Van Buren Central Christian Church and they were together for 53 years, until he passed away in 1994. She was a member of the church choir most of her life and was also Financial Secretary for a number of years and a member of the Sonshine Class. She also served as Deaconess. Martha and Joe served as Youth Counselors and chaperoned many Possum trips through the years.
She was employed by Rifner Medical Services under Dr. E.S.Rifner MD for 27 years and later under Marion Family Practice. She was a member of the Van Buren Lioness Club, Theta Club, T-Timers Extension Homemakers Club and Epta Epsilon organization. Martha was a member of the Wednesday morning coffee club, who met at Arbys for fellowship.
Survivors include her son, Michael J. (Diana) Scott of Lakeland, FL and a daughter Teresa A White of Swayzee IN. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Don (Deborah) Scott, Fort Wayne, IN., Amy (Bruce) Boren, Chesterton, IN., Michele (Clark) Stoller, Bluffton, IN., Ryan (Lora) White, Upland, IN, Chad (Teresa) White, Columbia City, IN. Also, 12 great-grandchildren: Michael Stoller, Ft. Wayne, Caleb Stoller & Calvin Stoller, Bluffton, Kyle Boren, Vincennes, Austin Boren & Conner Boren, Chesterton, Morgan Morrison, Pensacola, Fl., Avery White, CeCe White & Curtis White, Upland, Macy & Benjamin White, Columbia City. One step-great grandson, Chad Sorg, Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister-Hazel Hall, Brothers-James & Kenneth Thompson, Son-in-law-Daniel White, 2 stepfathers- Emory Lee & Clarence Losure.
Family and Friends may gather to share and remember at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home 201 W. Main St., Van Buren on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.
A service to celebrate Martha’s life with be at the Van Buren Central Christian Church 201 S. 1st St. at 11:00AM on Monday, February 2, 2015, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Heath Jones will be officiating and Pastor Clark Stoller is assisting. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.
Preferred memorials are: Van Buren Central Christian Church and Family Life Hospice, Berne, IN.