Marianna C. Scott (97) of Newton


Published on February 28 2021 6:13 am

Marianna C. Scott age 97 of Newton passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Newton Care Center, Newton, Illinois.

Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton with Father Dean Probst celebrating the mass. Visitation will be from 9: 30 a.m.until 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton, Illinois.

Marianna was born on December 9, 1923 in Newton, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Bever) Westendorf. On January 2, 1943, Marianna married D. E. “Scotty” Scott. They shared fifty-nine years together before his passing on June 2, 2002.

In her early, Marianna worked as a telephone operator. After marriage, she worked at P.S.Realty in Newton with her husband Scotty. After earning her education degree, Marianna taught second and fifth grades at Newton Elementary School until her retirement.

Marianna was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton. She was a member of the Jasper County Retired Teachers’ Association. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bridge, quilting and playing the organ. She continued her work with students as a tutor for many years. She and Scotty enjoyed traveling and shared many wonderful trips together.

She will be loved and remembered by her children Steve (Diane) Scott and Pam (Ronnie) Bierman both of Newton; grandchildren Scott (June) Bierman of Newton, Kelly (Dan) Downs of Foley, AL and Sam (Gary) Nelson of Edwardsville, Dr. Jairon (Makayla) Downs of Durham, NC and Kyle Downs of Indianapolis, IN; great-grandchildren Jake Bierman and Mitch Bierman both of Newton, Anna (Dr. Ross) Summerford of Madison, AL, and Joe Zollner, Matt Zollner and A.J. Nelson all of Edwardsville and Brynn Downs, Mercer Downs,Dillon Downs and Casen Downs of Durham, NC and sister Gretchen (Bob) Bernardi of Edwardsville.

Her parents, husband Scotty and sister Norma Jean Huddlestun preceded her in death.

Memorial gifts in honor of Marianna may be made to the Marianna Scott Teaching Scholarship.

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