FIELDON – Virginia Ellen Scott, 73, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
She was born in Calhoun County on October 17, 1945, the only child born to the late Thomas and Evelyn (Ripplinger) Smith.
She married Ronald Scott on February 2, 1969 and together they were the parents of three children and shared in 15 years of marriage before he was tragically killed in an automobile accident on December 22, 1984.
After her husband’s passing, Ginger worked tirelessly to provide the best possible life for her children. She obtained her training as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, while working at Beverly Farms in Godfrey, and later went on to work at Alton Mental Health, where she dedicated 20 years of service prior to her retirement in 2008.
She enjoyed spending time outdoors in the fall, chatting with friends and neighbors or mowing the lawn and looked forward to the Christmas Season each and every year.
Ginger loved her family, most especially her grandchildren, beyond measure, and her door was always open – and more often than not, you would enter to the aroma of food cooking in the kitchen or the sounds of Elvis ringing throughout her home.
As her health began to deteriorate, the love and compassion she gave to her family was returned to her tenfold, as her children and grandchildren cared for her and allowed her to remain comfortable, and in her own home throughout her illness.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Charlton and Carrie Scott and a son, Danny Scott, all of Fieldon; three grandchildren, Michael Charlton of Dow; Courtney Charlton of Fieldon and Dylan Scott of Jerseyville; two great-grandchildren, Charlie Mae and Karli Charlton; a son in-law, Tom Charlton of Fieldon; as well as a daughter in-law, Heidi Scott of Jerseyville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Evelyn Smith and her husband, Ronald Scott.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Burial will take place at the White Cemetery in rural Jersey County.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to the family, in care of the funeral home.