Mrs. Ellen S. Scott, 70, Rochester, passed away on Sept. 14, 2019, near Stevensville, Mich. due to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
On March 23, 1948, Ellen Sue Harts was born in Miami County. She was the treasured daughter of Richard Zody and Marilyn Jenkins Harts. Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother Larry. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1966.
Many lab patients at Woodlawn Hospital will remember the radiant smile of Mrs. Scott as she smoothly was able to draw blood with ease from her patients. This self taught phlebotomist trained many understudies on the proper technique. After more than 20 years of dedicated service she retired in 2013.
In Gatlinburg, Tenn., Ellen and Doug were married on June 2, 1997. They enjoyed 22 years of life’s adventures. Doug and Ellen were both members of the Indiana Shelby American Automobile Club. She was currently serving as a member of the board of directors. Summer weekends were spent boating on the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, departing from the docks at St. Joe, Mich. They totally enjoyed the freedom and relaxation on the waters in their cabin cruiser.
Doug and Ellen Scott also looked forward to a couple of annual excursions to Bradenton, Fla. where they embraced the surf, sand and sunshine. Garage sales, auctions and junking brought them great joy while discovering treasures.
Left to cherish Ellen Scott’s memory are her children: Stacy Heckathorn and husband J.D. of Rochester, Melissa Music and husband Kelly of Peru, Kiley White and husband Daryl of Indianapolis, Stephanie Rensberger and husband Rich, and Steven Douglas Scott, all of Rochester; grandchildren Justin Baird and wife Ashley, J Heckathorn, Josh Heckathorn and fiance Lindsay, Morgan Conley and husband Kolby, Madison Wolfe, Brendan Dodge, Kendell Music; and grand-dog Barkley; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Harts and companion Becky of Bunker Hill.
Preceding Ellen Scott in death are her parents, Marilyn Harts on Aug. 30, 2014, and Richard Harts on Feb. 14, 2012, and six year old nephew Evan Palmer Harts.
A celebration of the life of Mrs. Ellen Sue Scott will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20. Pastor Ken Smith and Chaplain Jason See will officiate. Friends may visit with his family from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday and an hour prior to services on Friday. Burial will follow at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery.