Scott Lyford

NEPONSET -- Scott G. Lyford, 91, of Neponset died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Kewanee Hospital in Kewanee.

Born July 15, 1912, in Neponset to Moses and Alma (Black) Lyford, he married Saralouise Stetson Feb. 14, 1935, in Sheffield. She died Jan. 10, 2002.

He graduated from Neponset High School in 1930. He had farmed in the Neponset area and sold seed corn for Black and Abbott. In 1957, he built Scottie's Service Station in Neponset and operated it until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the Neponset United Methodist Church and the men's league of Hidden Lake (former Coal Creek) Country Club. He was a former member of The Odd Fellows Lodge in Kewanee.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Harold) Lambert of Dunlap and Julie (Richard) Witte of Kewanee; one sister, Helen Gerrond of Kewanee; six grandchildren. Scott (Donna) Lambert, Debbie Lamar and friend, Bill King, Lori (Bob) Hirth, Lisa (Tom) Lair, Holly (Troy) Weida, and Carrie Witte and friend, Josh Miskinis; nine great-grandchildren, Megan and Sara Lambert, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Brandon and Abigail Hirth, Sky, Hunter and Alexander Lair, and Paige Weida; and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Neponset United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Sheffield Cemetery in Sheffield.

Visitation will be one hour before the services in the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Neponset-Buda Rescue Unit or Neponset United Methodist Church.

The Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services in Sheffield is in charge of arrangements. (Bureau County Republican, Feb. 1, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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