Vera D. Scott, 87, Topeka, Kan., passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Plaza West.
Vera was born Aug. 1, 1925, in West Frankfort, the daughter of D.C. and Mary Alice (Jackson) Henderson. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg.
She was a homemaker while she lovingly raised her children. She proudly worked as a secretary in the Food service area at the Menninger Foundation for 15 years.
She was a member of First Congregational Church.
She moved to Atria Hearthstone in 2011 and cherished the friendships she made there. She enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States and overseas with her family and friends.
Vera married Kenneth W. Scott in 1946 in Harrisburg. They were happily married for 45 years. He died Jan. 4, 1991.
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Sue (Dave) Mee, Lawrence, Nancy (Jim) Schmidt, Dragoon, Ariz., Deena (Bob) Rowland, Topeka, Kan.; son, Randolph “Randy” Scott, Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie Baldwin, Harrisburg.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. Scott, Jr; and brothers, Dwight, Harlan and Kenneth Henderson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Vera will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Tuesday and visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608.
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.