HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Verna Kathryn McKinney Scott, age 96, of Hopkinsville, KY, passed away 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Christian Health Center of natural causes.
Mrs. Scott was born in Trigg, KY on November 24, 1915, the daughter of the late Alva Ewin and Maudie Shelton McKinney. Verna was a teacher for Christian and Trigg County School System. Because of her 44 years of teaching she was made a KY Colonel. After retiring she did free home tutoring and volunteered at several schools. During WWII she was employed by the US government in California on an experimental plantation for synthetic rubber. She was a member of New Barren Springs Baptist Church where she served as treasurer, clerk and taught an Adult Sunday Class for 50 years, she was also a member of the KRTA and the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ollie “Buster” Wilton Scott; her brothers, Toy, Sidney, and Edgar McKinney; her sisters, Montanta Hunter, Missoula Chewing, Ida McGraw, and Helen Jean Rieder.
Survivors included several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Rev. Denny Burchett and Rev. Russ Stallons. Burial will follow in Pugh Flat Cemetery in Trigg County, KY. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Friday, March 30, 2012 at the funeral home.
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