Phyllis (Arbogast) Scott

Phyllis Scott, 89, of Highmore, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at the United Methodist Church, Highmore with Rev. Kori Lehrkamp officiating. Burial followed at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation was held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

Phyllis was born on March 26, 1926 in Miller, SD to Louis and Mary Arbogast. She attended rural school in Cedar Township and high school in Ree Heights. She married James Scott in May of 1944 and to this union three sons were born; Robert, Lee and Loren. Phyllis obtained her teaching degree and later received her Master of Science in Education where combined she taught students or was their principal for 36 years!

Phyllis was involved in countless organizations. Most recent and closest to her heart were PEO, red hats society, and retired teachers of South Dakota. Phyllis was also involved in league bowling into her 80’s!

Survivors include her son: Bob (Sharon) of Rapid City; son: Lee of Miller; granddaughter: Tracy of Minnesota; granddaughter: Tessa (Bob) of Rapid City; grandson: Dan (Amanda) of Iowa; and grandson: Doug (Mia) of Sioux Falls; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Avalon Arbogast of Omaha and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Arbogast; her husband: Jim Scott; brother: Chuck Arbogast; son: Loren Scott; grandson: Shannon Scott and great grandchildren: Emmaline, Raymond and Mitchell.

Memorials will be donated to the Chapter T PEO in honor of Phyllis.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Phyllis’s arrangements.

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