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Ethel M. (Scheve) Scott

WEST CORNWALL — Ethel M. (Scheve) Scott of Great Hollow Road died Dec. 10, 2011, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She was the widow of J. Howard Scott.Ethel was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Zion, Ill., the daughter of the late Hazel (Griffith) and Ernest Scheve. She was a 1936 graduate of Waukegan Township High School. She worked at a Danish company and later as a telephone operator in her home area. She married her husband, Howard, on July 13, 1944. They moved to Cornwall in 1946, where she continued her career as a telephone operator. Howard died in 1962. She worked for the Marvelwood School. In 1965 she became a postal clerk in Cornwall and from 1971 until her retirement in 1993 she was postmaster for the Taconic post office.She is survived by a daughter Diane (Scott) Cuthbert and her husband, Robert; a son, James H. Scott Jr; a brother, John R. Scheve; and four grandchildren, Heather Scott, Joshua Scott, Jennifer Scott and Kristen Scott. She was predeceased by a son, Arlen; a daughter, Lynn; and six siblings.Calling hours will be on Friday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. A celebration of her life will begin at 6:30 p.m. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 20 Batterson Road, 3rd floor, Farmington, CT 06072.

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