Bettie Jean Scott

September 3, 1926November 27, 2013

Bettie Jean (Fulton) Scott, 87, of Newburgh passed away at 6:52 PM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.

Bettie was born September 3, 1926 in Evansville. She graduated from Bosse High School in 1944 and Lockyear Business College. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and a charter member of St. John’s East UCC. During her years at St. John’s East, she taught Sunday School, served on the Church council and other committees. She was a member of the Women’s Guild, Ann Circle and Altar Guild. She organized the delivery of food to local pantries and served others with her personal card ministry. She was a member of the Goodwill Auxiliary. Bettie was a member of the Girl Scouts of America for 68 years. She spent many hours volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, trainer, camp director, a member of the Silver and Gold Awards committee and Daisy Donors.

Bettie celebrated her 12th year survival of breast cancer at the 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She participated in every walk and supported other cancer survivors since her diagnosis.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Clara (Pohl) Fulton; brother, John Fulton; and her husband, Edwin Scott, Jr. of 61 years.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Bill Ford of Florence, KY and Ginger and Jerry Schaperjohn of Newburgh; grandchildren, Andrew Hess and wife Monica, Kari Hess, Greg Schaperjohn and wife Jennifer and Jason Schaperjohn; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Addie, and Marley Hess and Tucker Schaperjohn; and sisters, Geraldine Acker and Marlene Edwards.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, December 2, 2013, at St. John’s East UCC, 7000 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Townsend, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Family and friends may visit from 12:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 SR 261, Newburgh and Monday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana “Daisy Donors” 223 NW 2nd Street, Evansville, IN, or St. John’s East UCC.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2013

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Daelyn Quinn

December 2, 2013

Mrs. Schaperjohn, I have been praying for you and your mom and am sorry to hear of her passing. I will continue to pray for your family during such a difficult time.

Randall Edwards

December 2, 2013

Ginger, Pam and Family though circumstances,time and distance have separated us, I am thankful of the memories that we shared of Aunt Betty's life and what we shared together as well with others. I would rather have had more time to spend with you and others in this sorrowful moment, than just taking time to express my condolences. Our thoughts are with you all. Randy,Joan, John, Ben and Angela Edwards

Lori Carmack

December 2, 2013

So sorry to here of your mother's passing. She sounds like a great lady of joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The custodial staff at CNMS

Virgie Kuhlenschmidt

December 1, 2013

Ginger I just heard of your mothers passing, you and your family are in my prayers .

Jenny Medcraft

November 30, 2013

Ginger, I was sorry to read where your mother died. I know she's had a hard struggle these years without Ed. I pray that the Lord will comfort you during thise difficult time.

Jeanne Burke

November 30, 2013

Ginger and Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. She went to heaven to be with Ed. They were both wonderful people.


November 30, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all very much! Ryan, Holly, Emma, and Roland

Don & Barb Bragg

November 30, 2013

Dear Ginger, Barb and I are so sorry to hear that your Mom passed on. Bettie and Ed were our Florida friends which continued home in In and Ct. We had so much friendship with them and missed them dearly when we went home so we keep it together on the phone your mom and Barb would talk for hours on the phone. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time for remembering.
Don & Barb Bragg

Montie White

November 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Am very glad to have had the privilege to have known Betty even though it was for a short time. Montie and Holly