Gerald Scott


Gerald Scott, 93, of Clearfield died April 8, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield. The Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine will officiate. Burial will be in Clearfield Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Morris Herrold Post No. 395 American Legion. No visitation is scheduled prior to the services. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield and Mount Ayr is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Gerald Scott, son of Edna (Bissell) and Verne Scott, was born March 26, 1921, in rural Villisca.

Gerald graduated from Corning High School in 1938. He farmed with his father until he was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1942.

On August 1, 1942, Gerald married Lois Brown in Grant City, Mo.

While in the Army, he was an officer in the Branch Artillery. After the surrender of enemy forces in August 1945, Gerald was assigned to the Army of the Occupation in Japan. Gerald was honorably discharged as a Captain in the spring of 1946. 

Gerald returned to the Corning area and resumed farming with his father, until moving to a farm eight miles northwest of Diagonal in Lincoln Township, where he farmed and raised his family.

In 1980, Gerald moved into Clearfield and continued farming for John Parrish until retiring in the mid-1990s.

Gerald was a 60-year member of Morris Herrold Post No. 395 in Diagonal. 

Gerald is survived by his wife Lois Scott of Clearfield; son David (Jeannette) Scott of Osceola; daughters, Janis (Ed) Johnston of Diagonal and Joyce (Dave) Sweeney of Lenox; grandchildren, Derek Scott, Scott Johnston, Deron (Liline) Scott, Curt (Mandy) Johnston, Trent Johnston, Angela (Ryan) Reynolds, Erin (Tysen) Christensen and Chris (Anna) Sweeney; great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Ryce Reynolds, Makenna Johnston, Hadlee Christensen, Emma Reynolds, Chase Johnston, Jesa Christensen, and Cole Johnston; brothers, Marvin Dee Scott of Covington, Wash., and Edward (Sharon) Scott of Corning; sister Illah (Clifford) Brown of Corning; sisters-in-law, Joann Morris of Omaha, Neb., Judy Brown of McKinney, Texas, Darlene Brown of Papillion, Neb., and Judy (Dennis) Grantham of Denver, Colo.; other relatives and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Diana Scott on July 8, 2008; brothers, Claire Scott and Glenn Scott; sisters, Norma O’Riley, Deloris Hollander and Ruth Swartz; sisters-in-law, Lois Kemery Scott and Betty Scott; and brothers-in-law, John O’Riley, Sam Hollander, Byron Swartz, Byron Ogburn, Morris Dunham, Floyd Morris, Gerald Brown and Bernard Brown.