Bernard A. Scott 81, of Taylorville passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:15a.m. in Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. He was born November 13, 1930 in Taylorville, IL the son of William A. and Margaret C. (Young) Scott. He married Barbara Ann Mason on October 20, 1951. She preceded him in death on September 23, 1978. He then married Betty A. (Niesman) Jackson on May 1, 1982 in Springfield, IL. He was a retired School Teacher for Taylorville Junior and Senior High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville. He was also a member of VFW Post #4495 of Taylorville, the American Legion #257 in Stonington and Moose Club #1516 in Taylorville. He was also a Past Commander of the Catholic War Veterans of Springfield, IL

He is survived by Wife: Betty, Son: Andrew S. (Beverly) Jackson of Sterling, IL, Daughters: Debbie Wright of Pittsfield, IL, Patti Wheeler of Normal, IL and Jeanie Burtschi of Decatur, IL, Grandchildren: Faith, Cathy Jo, Seth, Alex, Morgan, Stephan and Mary Beth, Great-Grandchildren: Drake, Lauren, Emma, Luke, Madelyn, Brothers: Donald Scott, Russel (Nancy) Scott and Leon (Beverly) Scott all of Taylorville, IL, Sisters: Mary Lou Clayton of Mt. Auburn, Nide Grundy of Morrisonville and Shirley Conaway of Taylorville, IL, Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins who loved him very much. He was preceded by Parents, sister Catherine Bailey and four brother-in-laws.

Visitation will be from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Wake Service at 3:45p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter Officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL with Military Graveside Rites.

Memorials can be made to DMH, Cancer Care Institute, 2300 North Edward Street Decatur, IL 62526 and St. Mary's Catholic School, 422 S. Washington St, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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