Mary Clare (Clarice) Shellenberger Scott, age 71, of Round Rock, Texas and Early, Iowa, died Sunday, January 27, 2002 in Round Rock.
The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early, with the Reverend Patrick O'Kane officiating.
Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Early. A memorial fund to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 508 Church Street, Early, IA 50535 has been established.
Mary Clare Shellenberger was born May 23, 1930 in Early, the ninth of ten children of William and Loretta Shellenberger. On May 27, 1951 Clarice married Ralph W. Scott at Early. To this union four children were born: Douglas W. Scott, Rodney R. Scott, Lynn R. Scott and Susan Scott Thomas. In addition,they were blessed with seventeen grandchildren and one great grandson. Ralph and Clarice recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on May 23, 2001. Most of all, Clarice enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a superb homemaker and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her faith in God was her hallmark and legacy to her family.
She leaves to mourn family members and friends in Early, Iowa as well as Round Rock, Texas including: husband Ralph; children: Doug Scott and his wife Ruthie, Rodney Scott and his wife Connie, Lynn Scott and his wife Elizabeth and Susan Thomas and her husband Victor; seventeen grandchildren; one great grandson. Also seven sisters: Winifred Gray, Marie Wallisch, Marian Tallman, Rose Elbert, Clela Miller, Joan Flemming and Paula Quinn.
Preceding Clarice in death were her parents, a sister Helen Elbert and a brother Robert Shellenberger.