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Richard Dale Scott, son of Noel and Georgia (Marrifield) Scott, was born November 24, 1935 at Jameson, MO. In 1949, he was promoted from the eighth grade at Jameson Community School.
Dick was born with Muscular Dystrophy, but he did not let that effect his life. He overcame the obstacles with determination and grace and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t accomplish. Dick worked as a farm hand and at a saw mill and a filling station. In his later years, Dick did lawn service work and was a gifted craftsman with woodworking. He made lots of furniture and other items. Dick was known to do his own sewing, he would modify his shoes to help with his walking, and he could make “something out of nothing.”
On January 28, 1965, Dick married Oleeta Mae Scott at Gallatin, MO. They lived in Maysville, MO for 19 years before moving to Mount Ayr in 2005. Oleeta passed away on August 9, 2015.
Dick liked his black and white cowboy movies on tv. He attended the Mount Ayr Senior Center; enjoyed playing bingo; and on Sunday’s, he enjoyed breakfast at the legion followed by church at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church.
Richard passed away on January 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Oleeta; and several siblings.
Survivors include daughter, Ina (Butch) Chapin of Redding, IA; granddaughters, Della (Bryan) Pendegraft and Beth (Gary) Roder; great grandchildren, Billy (Carrie) Egly and Drew (Chalsea) Roder; great great grandchildren, Desirea (Ryan) Brewer and Amber, Gavin and Adrienne Egly and Gracie and Jeneva Roder; sister, Shirley Gwinn of Bethany, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In loving memory Richard Scott’s services were at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Officiating was Rev. Melvin Ammon.
Special music was “How Great Thou Art”, “Softly and Tenderly” and “Gathering Flowers for the Masters Bouquet”.
Casketbearers were Della Pendegraft, Bryan Pendegraft, Beth Roder, Gary Roder, Billy Egly and Drew Roder.
Richard was laid to rest at the Grandview Cemetery at Albany, Missouri.
Memorials have been established in his name to be decided at a later date.

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