Lois M. (Hedge) Scott passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Newton Medical Center in Newton at the age of 95.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1916, at the home of her parents, Ray and Susie (Lacey) Hedge. She was the younger sister of Elmer Hedge. Their farm was located 4 miles north and 1 1/2 miles east of Tasco, or 7 miles east of Hoxie.
In 1924, the Hedges moved to a farm just west of Hoxie, so Lois attended Hoxie Grade School, and then graduated from Sheridan County High School with the class of 1934. She then went to Fort Hays where she was able to work and graduated with the class of 1938. For her first job, she returned to teach business classes at SCHS.
Lois married Rodney Scott on June 15, 1940, in Colby, and then lived at the Scott family home in Allison Township, Decatur County, where they raised their three children, David, Alan and Susan. They lived together on the farm until Rodney passed away on Jan. 31, 1989. Lois sold the farm in 2001 and moved to Newton, where she lived on the campus of the Kansas Christian Home.
Lois was a member of the Allison Christian Church, followed by the Hoxie Christian Church, and then finally the Newton Christian Church. She was a member of the Tuesday Study Club, Royal Neighbors of America and Eastern Star. In both RNA and OES, she had numerous leadership positions which allowed her to travel, which she loved doing.
She served as a trustee of the Fort Hays Endowment Association and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women educators. She was active in Farm Bureau with leadership positions that again allowed travel to their national conventions.
Lois served several years on HAWK, the Health Advisory Board for Western Kansas. She was also active in positions with the Republican Party, which resulted in her serving for 14 years on the Military Academy Screening Board. She was able to visit the Naval Academy in Annapolis as a result of this service. Lois also was very interested in genealogy, so she traveled a lot in researching ancestors on all sides of both families.
Survivors include her children, David (Ann) Scott of Manhattan, Alan (Anne) Scott of Libertyville, IL, and Sue Lukens (Raymond Creasy) of Dennard, AR; grandchildren, Allison Lukens (Daniel Shannon) of Fayetteville, Matt (Brooke) Scott and their daughters, Anona and Juniper of Milwaukee, WI, Erin Scott of Oxford, MS, Kelley (Kenyon) Habiger and daughter, Conor Bird of Great Bend.
Preceding Lois in death were her parents, Ray and Susie; husband Rodney; and brother, Elmer Hedge.