Mary Jane Scott, age 89, passed away December 16, 2021 in her home after a brief illness. She was the eighth child born to Charles and Mary (Hutchison) Fry in West Salem Township, Greenville, PA on March 25, 1932.
Charlie and Mary Jane were married on July 17, 1950 at Maysville Community Church. During their 71 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling to each of the 50 states.
She was a member of Crossroad Christian Fellowship, Greenville. Mary Jane loved the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. She was passionate about studying the Old Testament and teaching her dear friends at the Wednesday Ladies Bible Study.
In 1992 she retired from the Greenville Regional Hospital serving as switchboard operator. Mary Jane was richly blessed by the relationships she shared with the doctors, nurses and employees.
Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Charles D. Scott, two daughters, Denise (Ric) Kolcharno of Greenville, PA; Colleen (Kevin) Jackson of Norfolk, VA; one son David (Valerie) Scott of Winter Park, FL. Six grandchildren; Scott (Amanda) Kolcharno of Illinois, Dr. Cara Marie Jackson, Virginia , Lindsey (Dr. Matt) Scarpetti, Florida, Ryan (Ashley) Scott, Pennsylvania, Clark (Maranda) Jackson, Virginia and Owen Scott, Florida.
Seven beautiful great grandchildren. One brother Raymond Fry, one sister Nancy (Mike) Baker and many beloved nieces and nephews and special cousins Terri and Pat Landfried, Oklahoma. Proceeding her in death; parents Charles and Mary Fry, beloved mother-in-law Mary (Bell) Scott. Her infant daughter, Marjorie Anna Scott, and son Mark Samuel Scott (36). Four brothers Carl, Charles, Stanley and David Fry, six sisters Peggy McClead, Becky Murrin, Louise Ross, Barbara Reed, Linda Courtney and Wanda Reigleman.
Mary Jane has chosen to have her body donated as a cadaver at a medical school. A public memorial service will be held at Crossroads Christian Fellowship on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 11:00am. Family and friends will be received in the church 10:00am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, Mary Jane had requested donations be made to The Fresh Grounds Ministry at 172 Main Street, Greenville, PA, 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
Mr.scott, Denise, David, and Colleen,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Scott was always one of my favorite people. Whenever I saw her, she always had a big hug for me, and was always interested in hearing about my family. She never thought of herself, but always thought and prayed for everyone else. I will always have fond memories of her and growing up in our neighborhood. She was one special Lady and God will take special care of her. He has lead her to paradise. May God give you all peace.
Charlie and family: As we read of Mary Jane’s passing, memories are flooding our minds. We are recalling Maysville school, Maysville Community Church, Sunday School class and class parties, choir, weekends at the hunting camp, Denise and Susan at Mansfield State College and Colleen riding home with us, and much more. These are all such fond memories.. We pray God’s blessing and peace to you and your entire family. Mary Jane’s faith in God was so strong and enduring that we can be sure she is at peaceful rest in His arms. We would like to be at the memorial service but we are avoiding crowded places because of COVID. Our thoughts will be with you.
Mr Scott & Family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Mary Jane at Greenville Hospital, she trained me on the switchboard. I loved her sense of humor, wit and most of all she was kind. This world was a much better place with her being in it. Please accept my sympathy, she wil be missed. Heaven certainly has another angel . Sincerely Sandy Guerrini Weaver
Sending sincere condolences to the entire family – Mary Jane was such a kind, caring woman.
Robin Mink Reimold
Sincere condolences to Mary Jane’s family. Anyone who had the great fortune to know her, definately loved her. Her love, kindness and prayers blessed so many. Before i was born she was busy planting seeds with my parents. I can’t remember a time that i didn’t know her, she was part of my growing up and she was always praying for our family. I so enjoyed her bible teaching and beautiful soul. She will always hold a special place in my heart and it was an honor to call her a friend. Love, Dianne
(Jack & Georgine’s daughter)
I hope I can live up to Aunt Mary Jane’s example of unconditional love. She had a unique ability to lean into every interaction and make you feel like you were the most important person in her life. I admired her calm and gentle personality and her willingness to offer sage advice, reassuring hugs, and warm smiles. Mostly, I admired her intense and unwavering faith. She lived her life well and I am a better person for having had her in my life. Rest peacefully Aunt Mary Jane.
I will never forget how kind Mary Jane was to me at the Greenville Hospital. I worked there in the 70’s and got called in many times for emergencies. She was always so kind and generous on the phone as well as ALWAYS having something nice to say about EVERYONE. I rekindled some of our memories of the hospital at Wal-Mart several years ago and she was always the most gracious to me.
My sympathy to her family and friends that thought the world of her. She was truly a wonderful person.
I am so sorry. I remember her and her family from Maysville Church. Much love to you all. She was a special lady.
Remembering the sweetest, kindest woman I’ve ever known. She was my work Mom at Greenville Hospital. She told me was going to write a book so if there is one, please let me know! I’m the one who followed her into a single stall restroom because I was her trainee!! We laughed about it for the past 40 years! MJ thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with me. I’ll never forget and will try to live by your great example ❤️