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Naylor, Jeanie July 28, 1947 - August 9, 2019


Wednesday, August 15, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, August 15, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Thursday, August 15, 2019

11:00 AM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Iconium Cemetery

Iconium, Missouri

Memorial Contributions

Jeanie Naylor Scholarship Fund

Norma Jean “Jeanie” Scott Naylor was born July 28, 1947 in Warsaw, Missouri to Dewey E. and Eunice (Lawson) Scott.  She departed from this world to join her Heavenly Father on August 9, 2019 after a long battle with multiple chronic illnesses.  Jeanie’s strength in overcoming battle after battle is a testament to her faith and devotion to family.  She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.


She was delivered by Dr. Gus Salley.  Dewey and Eunice were operating the Iconium store at that time.  Jeanie started first grade at Liberty/Iconium Schools at the age of four.  In 1954 the family moved to Osceola where Jeanie graduated from high school as the class Salutatorian in 1964.  Dewey and Eunice operated Scott Sundries until 1977, at which time Dewey fully devoted himself to the real estate and appraisal business.


Jeanie attended Central Missouri State College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1968.  She later returned to Central Missouri State College where she obtained a Masters Degree in Education.  Jeanie started her teaching career, which spanned over 30 years at Mack’s Creek and later worked in the Lakeland and Osceola School Districts.  Her career in education included teaching math guidance counseling and administration.  Former students reached out to Jeanie through the years to thank her for the positive impact she had on their lives


She was united in marriage to James O. Naylor, Jr. on November 25, 1971 in the parlor of the Commercial Hotel in Osceola, Missouri.  Jim and Jeanie were the proud parents of three daughters; Jennifer, Jana and Jayne.  Jim often recalls fondly of his early infatuation and pursuit of Jeanie’s affections.  Together, Jim and Jeanie operated the Iconium Store and the Commercial Hotel and Café for many years.  In 1989, they opened Clearview Daycare and Preschool in Osceola where they served many families for 21 years.


Following her retirement in 2000, Jeanie opened the Baer House Dinner House where she and good friend, Landa Erwine, along with many family and friends served countless home cooked meals.  Jeanie was best known for her fried chicken and homemade pies.


Jeanie instilled in her daughters a sense of independence, the importance of religious faith, the value of family, the joy of cooking and a love for shopping.  There are three things that come to mind when remembering Jeanie.  She was strongly devoted to her family, always there to support and encourage.  She loved to cook and shared that love unselfishly with others.  Jeanie spent countless hours cooking and baking for family and friends, often opening her home for special gatherings.  Jeanie had an undying devotion to education and to the children she taught.  She believed strongly in the value of knowledge and discipline.  She was blessed with the ability to be both a friend and an authority figure.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Eunice Scott.  Jeanie is survived by her husband Jim Naylor, of the home; daughters, Jennifer and husband  Jon Swope of Rogersville, Missouri, Jana and husband Scott Witt of El Dorado Springs, Missouri and Jayne Hankins of Osceola, Missouri; grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, Tilar, Gerrit, Gregory, Emma, Lindsey and Katie; great granddaughter, Olivia; brother, Wayne Scott and wife Ginger of Iconium, Missouri along with numerous friends and family members.



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    Bill & Deanie Greenwell says

    Jim, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family .

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    John Brack says

    I was sorry to hear of the loss of Jeanie. She always had a smile. Both of her parents
    were great people as well.

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    Linda Wilcox Means says

    Jimmie, thinking of you. You are in my prayers!

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    Sherry and Danny Burns says

    Jim, so sorry to hear about Jeanie. I really enjoyed serving on the hospital board with her. She was a tremendous asset and friend to all the people she encountered. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    Marilynn (Hieronymus) DeVine says

    Jim so sorry to hear about Jeanie. Prayers for you and the family.

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    Connie Frankenfield says

    Jim, so sorry to hear that you had lost Jeanie. She will always be remembered as a classmate, and someone who was a friend of all.

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    Larry and Donna Lutes, Nevada, MO says

    Jim and daughters and brother Wayne, so sorry for your family’s loss. Jeannie was a beautiful person and will be missed by an entire community. She has enriched many lives along her journey in life, young and old. You should be very proud of her.

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    Tish and Ryan Self says

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family in this difficult time.

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    Cheryl Tinsley says

    Jim, my sympathy to you and your family.

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