Virginia Fay (Bremer) Scott was born August 15, 1941 to Alvin F. and Ruth (Schoener) Bremer in Monett, Missouri near the farming community of Freistatt where her family lived and operated a dairy farm. She was welcomed into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior on January 16, 2020 at the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center in Hermitage, Missouri
She was the oldest of three children, including herself and two brothers, Alvin Lynn and Gerald John, she attended Trinity Lutheran Elementary School in Freistatt through the eighth grade, and Monett High School, graduating as Valedictorian in 1959. She continued her education at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State University) in Springfield, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. In 1972 she completed her Masters Degree in Education at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
As a teacher, “Miss Bremer” taught first and second grades at Webster Gardens Lutheran School in Webster Grove, Missouri (in the St Louis area) for ten years. Then, after her marriage to Joseph Granville Scott on June 23, 1973, the couple made their home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where she continued her love of teaching. She taught first grade at Messiah Lutheran School in Independence, Missouri, and first and second grades at Raymore Elementary School in Raymore, Missouri. Throughout her career, she was highly respected among her peers and recognized for excellence in teaching children to read, serving as Resource Teacher in reading education.
The couple’s joy was made complete with the addition of their son and only child, Joshua Nathaniel, born Nov, 16, 1981. Finally, in 1994, she and Joe, took the big step to move from Lee’s Summit and make their “weekend farm” near Weaubleau, Missouri, their permanent home, a goal they had long pursued, eventually building their dream home and raising registered Angus cattle. Virginia and Joe were active in the Hopewell Baptist Church near Quincy, Missouri and contributed significantly to its growth and development. The retired school teacher rechanneled her educational skills and leadership into various roles in the church, from leading Women’s Bible Studies and children’s Sunday School classes to generally serving in whatever capacity she was needed. She especially enjoyed teaching children about Jesus. Her willingness to serve was a hallmark of her spiritual character.
Virginia’s other interests were centered around simple pleasures involving her love of the Lord, her home and family and the beauty of the world around her: She was the consummate homemaker, wife and mother in all of their many roles. Among her pleasant pastimes were reading, cooking, gardening and watching birds about the farm as they built nests and raised their young. And with the starting of their registered Angus herd, she became very involved in its management and record maintenance.
Throughout her courageous battle with ovarian cancer she emerged victorious in grace and dignity, fueled by her unwavering faith in the Lord and the love of her husband, Joe, and their son, Josh. Throughout her life Virginia’s gentle and quiet, but inwardly strong spirit nurtured those around her and aptly qualified her as a teacher of small children, her patient kindness an outgrowth of the youthful “big sister” so lovingly remembered by her brothers as always having “made time to play with her little bothers”. She enjoyed a full and committed Christian life, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and leaves behind to honor and remember her, her beloved husband of 46 years, Joe and their son Josh, of the home; two brothers, Lynn and wife Mindy Bremer of Valparaiso, Indiana and Gerald and wife Rachelle Bremer of Springfield, Missouri; nephews, Matthew Bremer of Chicago, Illinois, Mark Bremer of Columbia, Missouri and Blake Bremer of Kennesaw, Georgia and a niece Anna White of Madison, Wisconsin along with many friends.