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Shelley Sue Scott

October 13, 1952 - May 11, 2021

Obituary For Shelley Sue Scott

Shelley Scott passed away at the Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana on May 11, 2021.

Born on October 13, 1952 on U.S. Air Force Base Takkakaw, Japan to Major John Boydell Scott and Dorothy Addington Scott. Shelley graduated from Bloomington High School in 1971 and Indiana University in 1975 with a degree in Elementary Education. She worked at Indiana University for over 30 years, retiring in December 2020 from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and cultures.

Shelley was a lifelong member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bloomington, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include: her brother, John Boydell Scott Jr. (Linda) of Indianapolis; a niece Leslie Dianne Sampson (Jeff) and her children Lucas A. Rankin and Sydney E. Rankin of Fishers, IN; her nephew John Boydell Scott III (Esther) and their son Alexander J. Scott of Winter Garden, Florida. Also, her "Bloomington family" Jane and George Freeman, Leslie New (Cody), and Eric Freeman (Minnie).

Nothing meant more to Shelley than her collective family, friends, and her dogs. Everyone loved her sense of humor even if she forgot the punch lines of her jokes. She was very proud to be a part of the Indiana University Slavic Department.

Upon her request, there will be no funeral services. Donations may be made to her church. Condolences may be shared through Halo Cremations of Columbus, IN (

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I remember Shelley as a happy girl. She seemed to always be smiling and I don't recall her ever having anything negative to say. Often we all would talk and laugh and enjoy our times together. I didn't see her after high school, but remembered her as very sweet and pleasant and always enjoyed talking to her. I will always have kind, happy thoughts of her. Thank you Shelley for those memories. -Stephan
- Stephan Lloyd
Shelley very much felt like a part of my family. She was with us for many birthdays, holidays and other family traditions over the years. We graduated high school together and was the best of friends to my sister. I'll always remember Shelley as an amazingly positive person who was full of life and beautiful laughter. She'll be sorely missed. --Jeannie
- Jeannie
A favorite memory of mine about Shelley was listening to her lovely voice singing the church hymns from the back of the church I could always tell it was her voice as she . knew the melodies and always sang in tune. I believe she will continue singing and being inspired by the spiritual messages we all receive eternally as God's children. Jackie
- Jackie

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