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Mary Alice
Scudder (Knox)

August 20, 1916 – November 25, 2018

Mary Alice Scudder
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Obituary for Mary Alice Scudder (Knox)

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Mrs. Mary Alice (Knox) Scudder, age 102, of Vevay, Indiana, was born on August 20, 1916 to Melvin and Ollie B. (Sutherland) Knox in Carrollton, Kentucky. At the age of five, Mary Alice and her family moved to Switzerland County, where she attended Vevay High School. On February 8, 1935, she was united in marriage to Wilford Delmar Scudder and they shared forty-eight years together until Delmar’s passing on March 13, 1983. Delmar and Mary Alice were blessed with one daughter, Margaret Ann. Mary Alice worked at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, Lloyd Farrar’s Cloverleaf Store in Vevay and at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana. Mary Alice was fond of saying “I’d rather wear out than rust out.” In addition, Mary Alice helped Delmar raise hay and tobacco and milk cows. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering, quilting, cooking, baking and gardening. She took great pride in keeping a clean house to the point where Delmar would often remark “She hunts for dirt!” Mary Alice was very generous with her family, friends and neighbors and always shared what she had, be it extra vegetables from the garden or a meal on the table. She babysat her granddaughter, Sherry, and was an especially strong influence in her life. Mary Alice was a staunch Democrat and supported the party whenever possible. However, above all else, Mary Alice was a devout Christian and faithfully attended the Vevay Nazarene Church until she was unable to attend due to her health. At the end of her life, she said that everyone needs to love each other and get along. Mary Alice went to her heavenly reward on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Mary Alice will be missed by her daughter, Margaret Ann Rowlett & her husband, Gary of Vevay, IN; her granddaughter, Sherry Rowlett and her husband, Carlos Delgado of Martinsburg, WV; her sister-in-law, Gretchen (Carlton) Knox of Vevay, Indiana; her several nieces and nephews; along with her neighbors that she was very grateful for the help and kindness, Dean and Tina Henry, Paul and Sharon Schmitt and Mike Meyerhoff.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Knox, died December 8, 1968 and Ollie B. (Sutherland) Knox, died September 6, 1966; her husband, Wilford Delmar Scudder, died March 13, 1983; her brothers, Willie D. Knox, died January 26, 1996, Albert B. Knox, died October 11, 2006 and Charles M. Knox, died July 24, 2008; her sisters, A. Dorothy Hambrick, died April 8, 2006 and Clara Shreves, died February 21, 2007; her nephew, Dennis Ray Knox, died January 29, 2011 and her niece, Phyllis Hambrick, died October 20, 2017.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 30, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones and Pastor Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home ,208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

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Visitation

When Friday, November 30th, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
Address
208 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47043

Service Information

When
Friday, November 30th, 2018 1:00pm
Officiating
Pastor Patrick Lanman
Co-Celebrant
Rev. Mike Jones
Location
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
Address
208 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47043

Interment Information

Location
Vevay Cemetery
Address
HWY 156
Vevay, IN 47043

Reception Information

Location
Jack Sullivan Senior Center
Address
Walnut Street
Vevay, IN 47043