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James William Scott

1944 ~ 2022 (age 77)


James William (Bill) Scott, 77 of Rush County, Indiana passed away on May 19, 2022, at his home.

Bill was born in Texas during World War II on June 22, 1944, to Jim and Betty Scott. His parents raised him and his brothers Fred and Sam in Richland after the war. After graduating from New Salem, Bill went to Indiana Business College in Indianapolis and earned a diploma in accounting. 

He worked for the State of Indiana in the tax division, and then as Financial Comptroller at Harcourt Outlines for 30 years before retiring. 

During his time with the State of Indiana he met Rosemary Abrams. She recognized his kind nature and gentle strength. They fell in love and were married February 3, 1967. Bill and Rosemary had two girls, Betsy and Michelle. 

Bill and Rosemary moved from Milroy to a house in the country near Homer. He enjoyed gardening and mowing his big lawn. They were blessed with three grandchildren, Addy, Hayden and Isabelle. 

Bill was a friend to everyone. He was involved in many clubs in Milroy and Rush County in his younger days. He enjoyed bowling and did not miss the Kentucky Derby for 30 years. He was a 50-year Mason. He was a member of Wake Rider’s Boat Club on the Ohio River for many years and was an avid drinker of Fall City Beer. His heart was broken when they stopped making it. 

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary in 2014. His mother Betty died in 2007 and his father Jim in 2002. He is survived by his daughters, Betsy (Nathan) Nigh of Rush County and Michelle Morris of Shelbyville, brothers Fred (wife Barbara) Scott of Indianapolis and Sam (wife Becki) Scott of Waldron, and his three grandchildren. 

A memorial will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10am-2pm at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory in Rushville. Burial to follow at Richland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, Rushville Animal Shelter or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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