Frances Irene Geiser was born Sept. 27, 1934, to Archie Delbert and Irma Lea Geiser, on the farm where they lived north of Arnold. She passed away Jan. 24, 2013, in North Platte, with her loving family at her side.
Her childhood was spent in and around Arnold where she attended schools and worked. May 9, 1954, Frances married Marion W. Scott, her loving husband of 58 years.
She lived her entire life in the Arnold area other than six months spent in Phillips, on the farm with Marion's brother Eugene and his wife Alice.
Frances and Marion lost term infant twins in 1954, and later were blessed with the births of their daughter, Melva, in 1955, and son, Loren, in 1958.
Frances was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Arnold Feb. 17, 1963. She helped teach Sunday School and Vacation Bible School while working in the Arnold Cafe with her father and raising a family.
After the Arnold Cafe was closed, Frances took a job working in the school cafeteria, where she truly loved watching all of the children grow, especially her grandchildren and their close friends. She was always happy to have the kids at her home.
Frances was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for more than 30 years and actively volunteered time with them up until her passing.
Frances was preceded in death by her mother and father, Irma Lea and Archie Delbert Geiser; brothers, Robert, Wilbur and baby boy Geiser; and great-grandson Thorne Phillips.
She is survived by husband, Marion Scott; daughter, Melva Phillips; son, Loren and wife Lori Scott; sisters, Jackie and husband Maurice Scott, Brenda Olin, Gerry and husband Clark Saure, Rickie and husband Steve McKnight; grandchildren, Ty, Shawn and Jessica Phillips and Lindsey and Landis Scott; great-grandchildren, Stone, Saffron, Ethan and Jordaine Phillips, Dagen Fletcher and Baby Ventura (soon to join us).
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Arnold with Pastor Irving Jennings officiating. Music was by Dale and Donna Fletcher and Melody Coleman. Pallbearers were Ty Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Stone Phillips, Ethan Phillips, John Phillips, Landis Scott, Matt Fletcher and Bill Snider. Honorary pallbearers were American Legion Auxiliary.
Interment was in Arnold Cemetery, with Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, Jan. 31, 2013