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Anna Lee Scott

Jul 15, 2013

Anna Lee Scott, 74, Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

A funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Father Joseph Phung celebrated the mass. Burial will be in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the choir of St. Alphonsus Church. Online condolences may be directed to

She was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant and was the daughter of Leo Francis and Mary Alice (Burns) Scott. She attended elementary and middle school at St. Alphonsus. She then completed her high school education at Ottumwa Heights Academy in Ottumwa, graduating in 1957.

She worked at the former JC Penney store in Mt. Pleasant and later became a teller for the former Henry County Savings Bank. For 29 years, she was the computer specialist for Merchants National Bank in Cedar Rapids. She ended her career being the assistant vice president and director of account management for Banks of Iowa Computer Services. She retired in 1999 and moved back to Mt. Pleasant in 2000.

She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. She served a number of years as the choir director for St. Alphonsus. She was a former member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, where she was also active in the choir and music department.

She was a member and participant in the Community Theater Associations of both Mt. Pleasant and Cedar Rapids. She also participated in the Cedar Rapids Follies in a variety of capacities. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines. She sang barbershop with Sherry Mertens, Jean Shook and Margaret Layer DeJaynes in a group called “The Galatones.”

She is survived by a sister, Jean (Max) Beavers of Mt. Pleasant. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Francis and Mark Scott; two sisters, Winifred Hunting and Ruth Fern; and twin sisters in infancy.

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