Lois M. (Hedge) Scott
Published on -11/18/2012, 3:44 PM
Lois M. (Hedge) Scott passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas, at the age of 95. She was born December 18, 1916, at the home of her parents, Ray and Susie (Lacey) Hedge. She was the younger sister of Elmer Hedge. Their farm was located 4 miles north and 11âÑ2 miles east of Tasco, or 7 miles east of Hoxie.
In 1924, the Hedges moved to a farm just west of Hoxie, so Lois attended Hoxie Grade School, and then graduated from Sheridan County High School with the class of 1934. She then went to Fort Hays, where she was able to work and graduated with the class of 1938. For her first job, she returned to teach business classes at SCHS.
Lois married Rodney Scott on June 15, 1940 in Colby, and then lived at the Scott family home in Allison Township, Decatur County, KS, where they raised their three children, David, Alan and Susan. They lived together on the farm until Rodney passed away January 31, 1989. Lois sold the farm in 2001 and moved to Newton, where she lived on the campus of the Kansas Christian Home.
Lois was a member of the Allison Christian Church, followed by the Hoxie Christian Church, and then finally the Newton Christian Church. She was a member of the Tuesday Study Club, Royal Neighbors of America, and Eastern Star. In both RNA and OES, she had numerous leadership positions, which allowed her to travel, which she loved doing. She served as a trustee of the Fort Hays Endowment Association and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women educators. She was active in Farm Bureau with leadership positions that again allowed travel to their national conventions. Lois served several years on HAWK, the Health Advisory Board for Western Kansas. She also was active in positions with the Republican Party, which resulted in her serving for 14 years on the Military Academy Screening Board. She was able to visit the Naval Academy in Annapolis as a result of this service. Lois also was very interested in genealogy, so she traveled a lot in researching ancestors on all sides of both families.
Survivors include her children David (Ann) Scott of Manhattan; Alan (Anne) Scott of Libertyville, IL; Sue Lukens (Raymond Creasy) of Dennard, AR; grandchildren Allison Lukens (Daniel Shannon) of Fayetteville; Matt (Brooke) Scott and their daughters Anona and Juniper of Milwaukee, WI; Erin Scott of Oxford, MS; Kelley (Kenyon) Habiger and daughter Conor Bird of Great Bend.
Preceding Lois in death are her parents Ray and Susie, husband Rodney and brother Elmer Hedge.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Hoxie with the Rev. Benny Rosell officiating. Burial will follow in the Allison Township Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m. until service time at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home in Hoxie.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, P.O. Box 987, Hoxie, KS 67740. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.mickeyleopldfuneral.com.