November 08, 2023

Judith (Judy) Lynn Scott, 85, made her transition to Heaven October 30, 2023 very peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter Mary Inghram in Largo, Florida.

Judy was born September 25, 1938 in Pontoosuc, Illinois, a daughter of Kathryn DeHaven (deceased) and Casper Lavon Atwell (deceased). She was married to the love of her life William Scott (deceased) for 50 years.  

She had seven biological children and three step-children:  Mary Inghram (daughter) of Largo, Florida, Denny Walker, Jr. (deceased), Verla Burger (daughter) (deceased), Denise Reed (daughter) and son-in-law Kelly Reed of Shawnee, Kan., Shawn Walker (son) and daughter-in-law Debbie Walker of Shawnee, Kan.,  Nicky Walker (son) (deceased), Jodi Cheselka (daughter) of Kansas City, Mo., Julie Moon (step-daughter) and son-in law Terry Moon of Canton, Mo., Steve Scott (step-son) and daughter-in-law Jennifer Scott of Summerville, S.C. and Tracy Scott (step-son, deceased). Judy has two brothers and two sisters, Coleen Brown of LaGrange, Mo., Brad DeHaven of Fort Madison, Ia., Donna Link (deceased) and Mike DeHaven (deceased). 

Judy has 15 grandchildren; Monique, Scooter, Billy, Liz, Dana, James, Monte, Josh, Siana, Michael, Nicole, Jeff, Ben, Amanda, and Brandon; seven step-grandchildren; Terra, Corey, Kelsey, Andrew, Ashley, Hailey and Grayson; multiple great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; as well as many children throughout her life, not related, but loved her and called her Mom.

She had amazing friends who were her family and were always there for her and she for them, especially Karen James, Jane and Teddy Livingston, Robin Keller, and Bev Dunn all from Canton.

Judy loved family, friends, life and was always helping people. She was a country music singer and could bellow out in perfect pitch Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and pretty much any country song you asked her to sing. Her heart was so big with love for everyone. She was invited to go on a USO tour in the late 60’s to sing, but did not take the opportunity to follow fame. Rather she chose to stay home and become a beautiful, loving, kind, spunky, sweet amazing mom to raise her children. She will always be remembered in our hearts as the best, most beautiful, wonderful mom, grandma, friend who always spread love, good words and kindness to all. She was very active in volunteering to help at church, was a volunteer EMT in Canton, volunteered to do makeovers for people in the local nursing home in Canton, loved working the floral department at County Market in Canton and enjoyed making crafts and jewelry. Judy was an amazing woman who always went above and beyond to spread her love, kindness and cheer to all she came in contact with. 

She will be missed by so many people who loved her.  She is at peace now, in Heaven with her love Bill.

There will be a celebration of life in Canton, Missouri this spring 2024 for Judy and Bill together.  

A time and place will be announced later.