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Mary Scott

Dear Colleagues,

The campus community mourns the passing of Mary Scott, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Mary retired from Facilities in 1996 after many years of service to Bucknell.

Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family.

I encourage you to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Mary’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell.

John C. Bravman

Mary J. Scott, 91, formerly of Sunrise Rd. Lewisburg, passed away on August 2, 2022 at RiverWoods in Lewisburg. Born in Philipsburg on June 13, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Susan (Kelly) Gilham. She was married on September 5, 1954 to Richard L. Scott who preceded her in death on March 15, 2013.

Mary worked in housekeeping at Bucknell University and in the cafeteria at RiverWoods. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milton. Mary liked music and she was a member of the Buffalo Valley Singers. She enjoyed quilting and she loved flowers, and she kept a flower garden.

She is survived by two sons, Robert G. Scott and wife, Linda of Austin, and Tim A. Scott and wife, Donna of Lewisburg; a daughter in law, Janice Scott of New Hampshire; two granddaughters, Danielle Wilson and husband, Matthew of West Milton, and Lisa Wright and husband, Jeremy of West Virginia; and five great grandchildren, Kaydence, Kamryn, Kortez, and Kruz Wilson and Axel Wright.

Mary was also preceded in death by a son, Richard L. Scott, Jr.; five brothers, Wilbur, Ray, Lou, Robert, and Marlin Gilham; and two sisters Trissie Shultz and Sarah Simcox.

Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Friday August 5 at the Frist Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Rd., Milton where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie Dries officiating.

Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in rural Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the First Baptist Church.

One Response to “Mary Scott”

  1. benner says:

    Mary was a kind, caring & loving person who sang beautifully. She loved her Lord and Savior. Sending prayers for comfort for the family. Lori