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2017-10-11 / Obituaries

Barbara Ann Scott

Barbara Ann Scott, 79, passed away October 4, 2017 after a long illness with her loved ones by her side.

She was born May 12, 1938 in Lansing, but was raised in Engadine and always considered herself a “Yooper.” Oh, how she loved to polka!

Survivors include her son, Russell (Jamie) Scott, Jr.; seven grandchildren; three nephews and one niece; brother, Donald Sulcer; sister, Christine; and companion and dancing partner of 20 years, Donald Gath.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Effie (Ozanich) Sulcer; and beloved husband of 27 years, Russell E. Scott, Sr.

She retired after 32 years as a supervisor from the State of Michigan Treasury Department, though one of her favorite jobs was as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone in 1956.

Funeral services took place Monday, October 9 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michel J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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