Jean M. Scott

Jean M. Scott

Jean passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Crystal Woods in Kalamazoo.

She was born July 5, 1927 in Boyne Falls, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Klinkner) Bartholomy. For 15 years she was a secretary at Star Elementary School in Plainwell. On October 9, 1948 in Otsego she married Donald Scott who passed away in 2001. After her retirement she moved to the U.P. where she had been a member of the Divine Infant of Prague Church in Gulliver. Jean had also been the president of the Manistique Woman’s Club and a member of the Gulliver Historical Society. She was an accomplished hand quilter. Jean loved to bowl, fish, golf and sew.

Surviving are her children, Alan Scott of Baltimore, Nancy (James) Belcher of Plainwell, Teresa (Jerry) Lawrence of Kalamazoo, Christine Kling of Otsego, John Scott of Flagstaff, Arizona and Joyce Bruce of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Sally Doster of Otsego; her very special best friend, Betty Stewart; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter-in-law, Lynette Scott; siblings, Ronald and Martin Bartholomy, Phyllis Scott and Mary Doorlag; and by her great-grandson, Tyler Burd.

Friends may visit with Jean’s family from 5-8 P.M. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Church Thursday at 4:00 P.M. with Father Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to the Crystal Woods Resident Assistance Fund.

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  1. Paul & Vicki Stewart says:

    Sending prayers of comfort and strength for the whole family. Jean was a “second Mom” to both Paul and I. We have very happy memories of our time with Jean.

  2. Lynn Norton says:

    Your mom was a very special lady.
    When I worked at the bank she would visit.
    When we had Harvest Dinners at Divine Infant she would just take over and run the show.
    My mother and dad have both since pasted but were really good friends with Jean and Don.
    What a great life they lead.


  3. Kel and Debbie Stewart says:

    We both are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family, may the memories be great and plentiful.

  4. Karen Koehn says:

    My thoughts are with Teresa & Jerry Lawrence and the entire family of Jean. I am so sorry for your loss.
    When someone you love becomes a memory,
    the memory becomes a treasure.
    Prayers and peace.

  5. JoAnn Burchett says:

    My thoughts and prayers to all. Her wonderful smile, silly laugh and fantastic sense of humor will be missed. She was truly one of a kind and I enjoyed her greatly.

  6. Emily Mills says:

    Nancy, I’m sorry about your mom. I don’t know if I ever told you about my dealings with her in the 70s. I worked at Dicks Grocery and she would come in every week to buy fresh meat. I had been warned that she was very particular about the meat she purchased so the first time I waited on her I was expecting to face her wrath. Apparently I had been set up by some joking coworkers because her first words were stern and then she followed up with a wink. From that point I adored her and listened to her weekly stories about her family and friends. Never doubt how much she loved and cherished her family. Hugs to you and your entire family. Your mom was a great lady. Em

  7. Theresa (Niedzielski) Whitney says:

    Chris, I wish I could be there to hold you during this trying time. I want you and the rest of the family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was the “best” second Mom anyone could have. I am truly blessed to have had her in my life. I know that this is hard, but she is finally free and with your Dad. God Bless all of you and know that they’ll be watching over you from above. Big bear hugs from Arizona, to you and all of your family. Love you!

  8. Lori Snyder-Steele says:

    Theresa, John, and Joyce
    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prays to you and the rest of your family.

  9. Karen Howrigon says:

    Dear Nancy and Chris and families,

    We are out of town and just read of your Mom’s passing. She was always so pleasant and a character to talk to, she has had a long and blessed life and so enjoyed her family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Karen and Dave, Matt too

  10. Donna (Moyer) Tharge says:

    I remember all you Scott girls from school at St. Margaret’s. Your Mom was such a great Lady. Gods peace and love surround you all in this time is sorrow, but we will join her on those streets of Gold someday.
    I’m sure she is smiling down on us all and watching over you. Love to all.

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