Leota E. Baker-Scott, 83, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Decatur, IL to Wilhelm Frederick and Kathryn Brownlee Rex. She was first married to Lawrence Baker in 1943, she later married Homer Harrison Scott on March 9, 1974. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1997. She is also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ada Maria Heckwine, and three brothers, Bob, Bill and Ray Rex.
She is survived by her children, Larry (wife: Connie) Baker of Concord, Ca, Candise (husband: Ronald) Miller of Springfield, Pamela Hagan of Riverton and Vicki (husband: David) Reynolds of Decatur and one step daughter Robin (husband: Adrian) Fulks of Morton, nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who never let the dust settle beneath her feet. She was a strong German gal that will be missed beyond what words can say. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Decatur, where she taught Sunday School and her children attended Elementary School. She then attended West Side Christian Church while living in the Springfield area. She enjoyed spending time gardening in her yard, cleaning and especially playing cards with her daughters and son-in-law. Leota loved traveling with her sister-in-law Eve Taylor and dancing. Leota was employed at Borg Warner and was also a waitress in Decatur for many years. In 1971 she moved to Riverton when she began working for the US Postal Service as a distribution clerk. She retired with Homer in 1988.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Staab Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Interment will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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