Audrey Carol Anderson Scott
July 8, 1925 – October 6, 2019 94 years, 2 months and 28 days
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday October 9, 2019 at Greenleaf Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kansas with Chaplain Greg Schmidt presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or Heart and Soul Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Audrey Scott passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. She has been a member of the Family of God for 94 years and a member of First United Methodist Church here in Newton for 57 years beginning in 1962.
Born, July 8, 1925, in Greenleaf, Washington County, Kansas at the home of her Grandparents, Dr. Emanuel Aaron and Sarah Edith Land Anderson, during a July tornado. The wind was so intense, Doctor Snyder chose not to come in to help Carolyn Minnie Adams Anderson give birth to her fourth child, but her first baby girl.
Audrey attended elementary school at the “Durham School” about 2 miles across farm fields west of her home. Audrey, was a stage star at age 12 when she sang the part of Gretel in the Greenleaf School production of “Hansel and Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm. She sang and learned the piano in her youth and like her father, sang duets with her brother Russell throughout high school. Skipping one elementary grade she moved on to Greenleaf Town Schools, graduating with her Class of 20 students in May 1942 at the age of 16.
During WW II her brothers had enlisted and were in uniform around the country, she enrolled at Kansas State University to pursue music with a “singing” career on her mind. Her brothers, Eugene, Wallace and Russell helped her pay for her Freshman year of college but she worked and lived at a professors’ house for extra funds. When her father Lawrence Anderson would not pay the $50 per semester vocal lessons fee, she left college to work in Manhattan, KS at the telephone company.
On August 19 of 1944, Audrey married Donn Phillip Scott at age 19 in Santa Ana, Orange, CA while he was pilot training in the Air Corp. They moved from California to Douglas, AZ and then to Enid, OK before moving to Chillicothe, MO for Business School. Making their home town, Concordia, KS (1948-1962), Audrey supported her husband in the business of auto parts. Known affectionately as “Sam”, she was the book keeper and secretary in Marion and Newton stores. Donn and Audrey were married 48 years before he passed away on February 20, 1993. She maintained the home and together they raised four children as Donn was a manager for auto parts stores and later owned four Auto Part Stores, she retired in 2000:
-co-owner Marion Auto Parts, Marion, KS (1960-1962)
-Newton Auto Parts, Newton, KS (1961)
-McPherson Auto Parts, McPherson, KS (1964)
-Lamb Automotive Supply, Salina, KS (1971)
-Scott Distributing Company, Newton, KS (1990)
With her husband Donn, they traveled extensively; Spain, Morocco, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Caracas, Venezuela, the Bahamas, Island of Martinique, Lake Louise in Canada, an Alaskan Cruise and 8 trips to Hawaii.
Audrey was a member of the Newton Library Board, UMW Priscilla Circle and Chancel Choir. She enjoyed tilling both vegetable and flower gardens. The family enjoyed boating and water skiing through the years. Proceeded in death by her parents Lawrence and Carolyn Adams Anderson, her husband Donn Phillip Scott and her brothers Eugene, Russell and Wallace Anderson and their wives; her brother in-law Robert Scott, a nephew Ricky Scott, nephew Gregg Anderson, great nephew Lars-Peter Anderson.
Nephews: Richard, Bruce, and Larry Anderson, Riverside, CA, nieces Cindy Giardinelli, Sun City, CA and Kay Lynn Anderson, Sutters Mill, CA, nephew Scott (Amanda) Anderson, great nephews Ethan and Aaron Anderson, Ketchikan, AK; nephew Mark Anderson, Bellnghausen West Germany, niece Sandra Fenton, Claremont, CA and great niece, Eva Julie (Sang-Min) Anderson Park with great-great niece Lea Park and great-great nephews Simon and Theo Park, Fronhausen, Germany.
Living Children are:
Constance Scott Gomez, Wichita
Beverly Scott Stigge, Newton
John Scott, McPherson
Brian Scott, Newton
Kisha (Eric) Gomez Slay, Wichita, KS
Christopher Gomez, Wichita, KS
Sydney (Dr. Dave) Stigge Kaufman, Olivette, MO
Amanda (Joseph) Scott Kern, Chase, KS
Leslie Scott, New Orleans, LA
Sylvia (Jason) Stigge Christopher, Morgan Hill, CA
Lindsay Scott Fletchall, Hutchinson, KS
Andrew (Sarah) Scott, Hanston, KS
Carolyn (Daniel) Stigge Harris, San Francisco, CA
Hunter, Chase, Ryder and Francesca Slay;
Jonas, Russell and Maggie Wren Kern;
Cole and Adler Kaufman;
Desmond and Willow Christopher