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Richard L. Scott

Died: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Richard Louis Scott, 62, English, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11:39 p.m. at his home.

Born Feb. 12, 1949, in Crawford County, he was the son of Erma Mills Scott of Grantsburg and the late Paul L. Scott.

He was a 1966 graduate of English-Sterling High School and held various factory jobs before joining the Indiana State Police on April 1, 1972. He served as a trooper, polygraph operator, detective, and diversion investigator with the drug section before retiring Dec. 31, 1998, after being elected as the sheriff of Crawford County and serving two terms. In January 2008, he was hired as an internal affairs officer for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Fraud and Security Section covering Southwest Indiana. He was a member of Cornerstone Chapel Church in Grantsburg.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Diana Hendrick; two children, Shawn Scott of Marengo and Kimberly Howerton of English; a sister, Barbara Rider of New Albany; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Visitation: Monday, July 25, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, after 9 a.m. at Hillview Christian Church near Marengo.

Arrangements: Denbo Funeral Home in English.

Funeral: Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at the church with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery in Grantsburg.

Officiant: The Rev. Kevin Stilwell.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.

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    Diana and family
    July 26, 2011 | 06:30 PM

    I am shocked and stunned as I read the daily paper today. Memories flow from all the good times we have shared. Let God carry each of you and provide comfort as he will. One day at a time he will provide the strength to move forward. Mark & I are praying for you. This is a time for you to lean on others to help you carry on. The Lord will take care of you, everyday, all of the way. We are hear for you and if we had known would have been there today. Trust in the Lord.




    Mark & Rita Neff
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    Condolences
    July 27, 2011 | 05:32 PM

    Diana, please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Sharon Bowman
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    Condolences
    July 27, 2011 | 05:33 PM

    Diana, please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Sharon Bowman
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