Maxine Scott, 86, of Garden City, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.
She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Herington to James Ira and Hilda Beckel McCoy.
The Lakin High School graduate earned an associates degree in nursing from Garden City Community College and worked for MASH Home Health & Hospice and at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. In previous years she also worked as an Avon lady in rural Finney County, was a bookkeeper for Finney County Extension Services and a volunteer for Migrant Ministries.
She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Altar Guild, choir member and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Extension Homemakers Unit, and a Beacon Booster 4-H leader. Maxine enjoyed genealogy research and painting.
Survivors include her five children, Laura Lee of McCall, Idaho, Joe and wife, Carol Scott, of Sublette, Kent Scott of Garden City, Preston and wife, Tonney Scott, of Liberal and Krista Scott and husband, Brian Martinson, of Arlington, Texas; four brothers David McCoy of Longmont, Colo., Edgar McCoy of Topeka, Dennis McCoy of Jackson, Mich. and Harold McCoy of Colfax, Calif; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James McCoy and Jerry McCoy; a sister, Elvera McCoy; and a grandson, Darren Lee.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Garden City. Burial follows at Lakin Cemetery in Lakin.
The family requests memorials be given to the GCCC Nursing Scholarship Fund or the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.