Betty T. Scott
Oct. 9, 1929 — May 23, 2016
Betty T. Scott, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016, at her Waukesha home following a brief illness. She was born October 9, 1929, in Coalwood, West Virginia, to Joel Worth and Elva Saffrona (nee Bailey) Tipton.
Growing up in West Virginia, Betty was proud to be a coal miner’s daughter. Following her high school graduation, she met the love of her life James S. “Sam” Scott Jr. They were united in marriage on March 18, 1951, and Sam preceded her in death on October 5, 2002. She received an associate’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Betty was an avid golfer and college basketball fan. She enjoyed playing bridge and had a passion for reading.
She will be sadly missed by her sister, Barbara (the late John) Ratliff of Vermilion, Ohio; brother-in-law, David de Vries of Evanston, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Sonja Scott. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, her caregiver of many years, Heidi Wegner; and her constant companion, Hannah.
In addition to her husband, James S. “Sam” Scott, Jr., she was preceded in death by her sister, Lynda (de Vries) Tipton and her brothers, Leonard and William (J.R.) Tipton.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, from 9:00 AM until the time of the 10:00 AM funeral service at the Randle-Dable Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory & Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.