Marilyn Scott, age 82, of Greenup IL passed away Wed., Dec. 16 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after suffering a brain aneurysm almost a month before.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Toledo United Methodist Church, 213 E Madison Street. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family.
Marilyn Anne Carr Scott was born on Sept. 28, 1933 in Toledo, IL. Daughter of Wilton Andrew Carr & Ruth Elizabeth Connor Carr. Marilyn graduated from Cumberland High School in three years & started college at age 16. She married Robert Scott in 1953 and graduated from EIU in June of 1954. She began her teaching career in Neoga, IL, where she taught girls’ physical education & was the school librarian. In 1959 she took the PE/library job at Cumberland HS and went on to become the full-time librarian.
In 1967 she left teaching to work for the family business, Toledo & Greenup Builders Supply. After her divorce in the late 70’s, she bought the Toledo variety store and managed it for almost 15 years. During this time, Marilyn taught PE classes at LakeLand College and activity classes to nursing home residents while also giving piano lessons to over 25 students.
Marilyn was a well- known member of the Cumberland community. She worked on a number of community research projects including: a pictorial record of Cumberland County cemeteries and barns, a new edition of the history of Toledo, a new history of the Toledo United Methodist church, genealogical research into her own families, and booklets for Cumberland class reunions. Marilyn was also an active club member of the Toledo Clickers Camera club, Town and Country Women’s Club, and Sumpter Township Park District board. Anytime there was major construction going on in Toledo or Greenup, Marilyn was there with her camera, taking pictures of the project until its completion. She served as treasurer of the Toledo United Methodist Church for over 15 years, and was active in the church choir, before eventually becoming the accompanist for weekly church services.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Anne Ozier (Ben) of Cerro Gordo, son Kurt Scott of Toledo, sister Pat Rice of Monticello, brother Robert Carr (Jeannie) of Toledo, grandchildren Kristan Scott of Toledo, Michael Scott of San Diego, CA, Matt Scott of Greenup, Blake Ozier (Charity) of Greenup, and Sophie Ozier of St. Louis; nieces and nephews Kathy Muench (Phillip) of New Haven, CN, Kendra Adeszco (Mark) of West Chicago, Stephanie Dobbs of St. Joseph, Rob Carr (Sheila) of Woodbury, Jamie Butler of Toledo, companion of 24 years Donald McMechan of Greenup, and twelve great-nieces and -nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents Wilton & Ruth Carr, her great-aunt Kathryn Hodges, and daughter Deborah, who lived 4 hours.
Marilyn’s hobbies included reading, quilting, photography, playing the piano and listening to music. She loved horses, riding her motorcycle/scooter, played softball, and played several band instruments. She and Don took several long trips together, visiting National Parks and lighthouses all over the country.
Memorials may be made to the Toledo United Methodist Church or the Sumpter Township Library. Online condolences may be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.