Thelma Scott

In Loving MemoryFuneral services for Thelma Scott will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastor Jerry Hildebrand officiating. Visitation prior to services, 1-2 PM at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions in memory of Thelma are suggested to the March of Dimes. Messages for the family may be left at

Thelma Darlene Springer Scott, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away October 12, 2013. She was born October 30, 1930 in Raymore, Missouri, daughter of Roy Franklin and Edna Lucille (Kavanaugh) Springer.

She was one of ten children and grew up in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. On February 5, 1948 she was united in marriage to Paul H. Scott, and to this union three children were born: Kathie, Larry and Jennie.

Thelma was a “stay-at-home” mom, but that sure didn’t mean she didn’t work! She kept a spotless home, ironed Paul’s shirts, and loved to bake and cook. She taught herself how to sew, and she made her granddaughters’ dresses for Easter and Christmas every year. She also loved to make other clothes for the grandkids as well. In later years, she started quilting. She made quilts for the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, which they will cherish now more than ever. She also made two wedding dresses, one for her niece and one for her granddaughter.

She had polio at a young age and at 16 years old became confined to a wheelchair. She was a remarkable woman, a caring woman, and loved everyone. She liked to tease and be teased.

In 1958, Thelma was honored with the March of Dimes “Mother of the Year.” She will be truly missed!

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul in August of 2013; one grandson, Chad Scott; and four brothers: Loren, Bob, Glen and Amos Springer. She is survived by her daughter Kathie Peterie and husband Jerry of Strafford, Missouri; son Larry Scott and wife Francie of Butler, Missouri; daughter Jennie Vineyard and husband Carl of Coatesville, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother Gail Springer; sister Eileen Gordon; brother Wayne Springer; sister June Shepherd; and sister Delores Duck.

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2 thoughts on “Thelma Scott

  1. So sorry to hear you have lost your mother. It is such a huge loss in our lives no matter how old we are. May the lifetime of memories help you through your grief.

  2. As I read this I think what a strong and courageous women, mother, and wife Thelma was. Amazing to be hit so young with a disease that she refused to let define her. Her life show how we should work to overcome obstacles that may get in our way. She has spirit and heart and that is something to remember and celebrate. Our prayers are with you all during this time.

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