Carole Lee Scott, affectionately known as “Lita”, age 79, of Springfield, died at 9:40 am, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 31, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to Owen Thomas Mullinax and Hilda Margaret Lloyd Hillias.
She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Highley of Springfield; three granddaughters, Cory (Eric) Mitchelle of Rochester, Kristy Highley of Springfield and Sarah (Brian) Batta of Rochester; three great granddaughters, Lily, Charlotte and Codi and several cousins.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Carole was a member of St. Agnes Church; Springfield Educational Society; Pi Kappa Sigma and was formerly a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral. She was a world traveler and enjoyed attending the theater and had a very deep spirituality. She had been employed by District 186 as a teacher and taught at Lincoln, Webster Laketown, McClernand and Iles Schools retiring in 1993. She also worked as an Office Manager for Manpower in Kansas City, MO and Chicago.
Memorial Gathering: 4:30-7:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012 at Staab Funeral.
Memorial Service: 7 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating.
Private family burial will take place in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory’s Abbey in Three Rivers, MI or to St. Agnes Church in Springfield.