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Mary F. Scott

March 7, 1930 September 7, 2020
Mary F. Scott
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Mary F. Scott nee Simpson, age 90 of Valparaiso, IN and formerly of Oak Park, IL; beloved wife of the late Vaile J.; loving mother of Tony (Carolyn Lehr), Tom (Virginia), Francie (Mike Sheridan), Margaret, Paul Scott and Ellen (Sam) Adams; cherished grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 3; fond aunt and cousin of many.

Mary was an only child and grew up on a farm in western Illinois. She attended Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa , at one time teaching in a one room schoolhouse near her parents home. Mary was also an accomplished musician, playing the piano and singing. She was a member of the Niles Concert Choir and an organist at Ascension Parish in Oak Park for many years. Her lifelong love for music extended into playing the piano for her fellow residents at her assisted living facility.

Mary worked at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus. She completed her Bachelors degree in History at UIC, with children and grandchildren in attendance. Mary also had a career as a real estate agent with WR James Realtor in Oak Park, Illinois. After retirement, Mary and her husband of 61 years, Vaile, spent winters in Longboat Key, FL where they developed many friends, and enjoyed the visits of friends and family.

Mary and Vaile loved travel and took many trips both throughout the U.S. and Europe. They loved to frequent museums, the symphony, and the theater arts. Mary and Vaile enjoyed entertaining family and friends, hosting countless holiday celebrations. Mary was kind and thoughtful and will be missed by all who knew her.

All services are private. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ( are appreciated.

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