Patricia Ann Marie Scott, 62, of Pawnee, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, after a 43-month battle with brain cancers. She was born to the late Arnold (Pete) and Gladys Osborn St. Peter on Aug. 16, 1950, in Oceanside, Calif. Ann graduated from Corona (Calif.) High School. She attended the University of California, Riverside. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a master’s degree in community counseling from Oklahoma State University. She married Tom Scott on Dec. 14, 1968, in Rialto, Calif.
Ann worked as a library assistant and later circulation librarian in California, New Zealand and Oklahoma. She worked for Stillwater Domestic Violence as a counselor and later as executive director. She worked for Doctor’s Medical in Pawnee as a counselor. Her final position was school counselor for Glencoe Public Schools. She did volunteer work for a variety of social service agencies throughout the years. Ann was an active member of the First Christian Church in Pawnee where she served as chair of a number of committees, member of CWF, deacon and elder. She also worked alongside as a helper with her husband, the minister. She loved to do craftworks, including knitting, quilting and cross stitching. She enjoyed Googling, reading, movies and Scrabble. Ann was a wonderful wife, mother and “nana.”
Ann is survived by: husband, Rev. Tom Scott of Pawnee; children, Jennifer Kathleen and husband Jon Hartman, of Hominy, Chandra Lynne and husband Chris Battles, of Longtown, Thomas Lee Scott Jr. and wife Faith, of Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Fla., Jessica Anne and husband Brad Epperson, of Pawnee; eight grandchildren, Emily and Erin Hartman, of Hominy, Erikah and Rylee Battles, of Longtown; Hunter and Trey Scott, of Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Fla., Kurtis and Maxwell Epperson, of Pawnee; mother, Gladys St. Peter, Stillwater; sisters, Betty Ingham, Stillwater, Tina St. Peter, of California, and aunt, Frankie Nelson, of Florida, in addition to a number of other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Anthony (Pete) St. Peter.
To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me in tears
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled alone.
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for awhile that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you, soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone
I’ll greet you with a smile
and a “Welcome Home.”
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to First Christian Church, 900 Sixth St., Pawnee, OK, 74058, or American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, Pawnee. Her ashes will be held in loving trust by her family. Arrangements are being handled by Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.