Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rev. Thelma Lois (Pilcher) Scott (May 23, 2014)

Rev. Thelma Lois (Pilcher) Scott, 97, of Lynn, Indiana passed away peacefully at her residence on May 23, 2014. Thelma was born on October 1, 1916 in Wayne County, Indiana to the late Clarence and Serena (Johnson) Pilcher.

Thelma was a house wife up until her husband passed away and she became a United Methodist Pastor from 1973 - 1992 when she retired. She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, preaching and serving others. She loved being a stay at home mom and spending time with her family. One of her fondest memories was when she was able to take a trip to the Holy Land with the help of her District.

In addition to her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Scott, Sr. who passed in 1973; a sister, Eunice Bringman; two brothers, Edwin Pilcher and Herbert Pilcher; two grandsons, a granddaughter, Serena Chancey and great granddaughter, Falyn Scott.

Thelma is survived by four sons, James and Evelyn Scott, David and Linda Scott, Jerry and Carol Scott and Ron and Judy Scott all of Richmond, Indiana; two daughters, Sharon and James Funkhouser of Lancaster, Ohio and Cathy Kildow of Lynn Indiana; twenty nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Alfred and Violet Pilcher of Englewood.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM att Peaceful Valley Church, 5518 S. 500 East, Lynn, Indiana, with Rev. Charlie Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery, Fountain City, Indiana. Family and friends may visit from 9 - 11 AM prior to the service also at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral services.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at