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Eva "Jo" Scott dies

Eva “Jo” Scott, 78, of Stephenville, Texas, a homemaker and co-owner of Scott Veterinary Hospital, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at a local nursing home.

Jo was born on April 1, 1933, to the late Joseph Martin and Eugenia Mae (Faris) Flynt in Ballinger, Tx. She attended public school in Ballinger and graduated in 1950.

She married Dr. Verne Scott, Jr., on June 17, 1950 in Ballinger. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2009. They began their married life in Dublin, Texas, where they enjoyed being active in the community while establishing a veterinary practice. In 1961, she moved with her family from Dublin to Stephenville where she and Doctor Scott lived for the remainder of their married and professional lives.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stephenville, where she taught Sunday School for children with special needs during the 1960s and 1970s. She was an avid antique collector; and traveled both in the United States and abroad with her husband, family and friends. She taught crafts, refinished heirloom furniture, caned chairs, and was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader.

She was involved with the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council from its inception and was an active supporter of that organization until the end of her life. She was a gourmet cook and entertaining was a passion for her. Devoting many hours at the Stephenville Historical House Museum, Jo gave tours and helped to organize the annual Christmas tour for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Reeves and husband, J. Michael, of Edmond, Oklahoma; son, Bob Scott of Grand Lake, Colorado; grandchildren, Rachael Reeves, Nathan Reeves, Hanna Reeves, and Carrie Pack; and a great-grandson, Carter Pack.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Wells officiating. Burial will be at West End Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Lacy Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Verne and Pearle Kern Scott Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Box T-0260, Stephenville, TX 76402 or to the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, P.O. Box 1682, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447.

Online condolences can be made at http://www.lacyfuneral.com.

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