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Pearl W. Scott

January 30, 1926 — April 11, 2017

Pearl W. Scott, 91 of Tipton died at 4:38 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at IU Health Tipton Hospital.  She was born January 30, 1926 in Clay County, Tennessee, the daughter of Willie H. & Emma Lee (Morris) Cunningham.  Pearl spent her childhood in Tennessee and went to Arcot County School.  She moved to Tipton, Indiana as a teenager.

Pearl had worked at DA Murray’s cord factory, Highline Hatchery, and Tipton County Memorial Hospital before working at DR Mallory in Frankfort.  She married William J. Scott on December 16, 1946 and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.  Pearl spent lots of happy times with her son and grandchildren.  She had many friends and loved them all.  Pearl loved piecing quilts, rock hunting, and going for walks.  She loved Mother Nature and all of the beauty that was there for her to see.  She loved life and had a lot of precious memories of her lifetime.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son, Ken Scott, Tipton; a grandson, Lance J. Scott and wife Emily, Fishers; a granddaughter, Katherine A Scott and companion William Brown, Seattle, Washington; two sisters, Annabelle Smith and husband Coell, Columbus, Indiana, and Judy Head, Lewisberg, Tennessee.  She was preceded in death by five sisters, Gladys Smith, Clara Vandiver, Earl Shock, Wilma Boles, Joyce Chate, and a brother, Willie H. Cunningham, Jr.

In honoring her wishes, Pearl will be cremated and her final resting place will be in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.  There are no services planned.  Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, online at

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