Alice Rebecca “Becky” Scott


Alice Rebecca “Becky” Scott of Greenwood, met her maker on Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was 96.

Becky was born to Joe and Mary Scifres on March 5, 1921, in Little York. Becky recorded stories of life growing up on a farm in small-town southern Indiana, and many of her stories told of the resourcefulness of the people and how neighbors shared what they had during the depression.

At age 20, Becky married Kenneth R. Scott. When Kenneth served during World War II, Becky helped the war effort by drilling airplane fuselages and sewing parachutes. She also outfitted officers in Seattle.

Becky and her husband founded Scott’s Garden Center and Own Grown Vegetables in northern Indianapolis. With their children, they hand-cultivated 70 acres and sold produce in their store. They were especially known for their fresh sumptuous sweet corn.

Becky loved nature and delighted in telling about animal behavior she observed. She also loved gardening and flowers, and could identify almost any tree, even in winter.

Becky enjoyed crocheting and sewing, and she made many clothes for her growing family.

Becky loved words and word puzzles, and even as she aged, she usually worked puzzles more quickly than her children. After her husband’s death, she completed and published his 1,100-page genealogy book on her ancestors. The book included ancestors who had survived the 1812 Pigeon Roost massacre in southern Indiana.

She was a member of Little York Christian Church, Traders Point Christian Church and Greenwood Christian Church where she served as a Bible Bowl sponsor for 10 years.

Becky is survived by daughters, Jean Ann Davis and husband, Glen, Betty Marie Tosh, Wilma “Scottie” Andre and husband, Wayne, sons, Donald Edward and wife Betty, John William Scott and wife, Theresa Singleton; daughter-in-law Marilyn Scott; sister-in-law Iva Scott; and best friend since childhood, Irene Scifres. She also leaves 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Paul David; two infant daughters, Katie Sue and Mary Ruth; son-in-law, Bill Tosh; sister Jane Gamble, and brothers George, Jarvis and Joseph Scifres.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel 481 W. Main St. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with calling from noon until the service time at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Bethel Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions can be made to Greenwood Christian Church.

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