Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 17, 2013 9:29 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Karen Kay (McMurtry) Scott, 65, of Highland Drive, Mount Vernon, was called to be with her Lord and on to her eternal reward, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and child of God, Karen was born March 23, 1948, in Mount Vernon to Frank William and Louise Jane (Smith) McMurtry. Karen was employed as a property manager for 15 years and a faithful member of the Apostolic Christian Church here in Mount Vernon. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and listening to music. Most of all, she loved to play with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spend time with her family. Karen was a beautiful lady who loved unconditionally and put others before herself, exemplifying the love of God. Next to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her family was the most important thing in her life.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Gordon Scott; daughters, Shirley (Dan) Weaver of Oak Island, N.C., Sharla (Joe) Pullins of Mount Vernon; sons, Chris (Carissa) Scott of DeQuincy, La., and Steven Scott of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Ray (Tessie) Summerfield, Jonathan (Emily) Weaver, Erica Pullins, Bethany (Garrett) Rayfield, Carter Scott and Cole Scott; four great-grandchildren, Emma Summerfield, Anna Summerfield, Ashlynn Weaver and Braxton Rayfield; her mother, Louise Jane Wantland; sister, Ruth (Bob) Sunkle; and brothers, Bill (Connie) McMurtry and John Kelly McMurtry; and close family friend, Donald Trout.

Besides her father, Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her son, Gordon Scott; her granddaughter, Amanda Morton; and her brother, Lee Wantland.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will be held Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, with Revs. Duane Kramer and David Buxton officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family and left at the funeral home.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Karen Kay Scott.

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