, Muskogee, OK


May 15, 2014

Bette West Scott

1927 – 2014

Bette West Scott passed away on May 12, 2014 in Muskogee, OK.  She was born December 3, 1927 to Irvin and Alma (nee Johnson) West in Pierce, OK.  Mrs. Scott graduated from Checotah High School in 1946.  Afterwards, she attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.

On April 4, 1947 she married the love of her life, Wiley Reed Scott, who preceded her in death after 64 years of marriage.  She has one brother, Bob West and his wife Judy in Broken Arrow.  She is survived by three children:  Carolyn Deverse and husband Fred of Deep Creek, MD; Wiley David Scott of Muskogee; and Stephen Reed Scott and wife Audrey of Batavia, IL; grandsons, Phillip James Scott and wife Kera of Blackwell, OK; Michael and Andrew Scott of Batavia, IL; and one great-grandson, Wiley James Scott of Blackwell, OK.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Scott had a beautiful voice which she used most of her life singing in church choirs.  Later in life she became quite interested in painting, took lessons, and became highly accomplished using oils, acrylics, and her favorite, water colors.  Many family members and friends received the gift of her talent which will be enjoyed for years to come.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Fosters’ Ivory Chapel with Rev. Greg Boyd officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, OK.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the excellent care provided by the staff at both Broadway Manor and Hometown Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to contribute to the charity of their choice in her memory, or the Good Shepherd Clinic, c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church in Muskogee.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  Condolences to the family may be made at


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