Phalla Scott

Obituary of Phalla S. Scott

Phalla S. Scott, 97, of Titusville, passed away Thursday morning October 31, 2019 at Titusville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

            Phalla was born on March 28, 1922 at Sigel, PA, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Nettie Heidinger Spence. 

            Phalla was a graduate of Pleasantville High School. Following graduation she worked for the Venango County Blind Association.

             She was married to James Mac Scott on Dec. 24, 1941. After her marriage she acquired a Ship’s Librarian Certificate which allowed her to make some trips aboard ship with her husband who was a Merchant Marine. Some of her travels took her to Havana, Cuba, through the Panama Canal and several other foreign ports. Mr. Scott preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1962.

            Phalla was a life member of the former Acacia Chapter No. 30, O.E.S.  She was an avid reader; talented seamstress; enjoyed playing bridge; and collecting dolls. Renamed by her grandchildren, she eventually became Lalla to almost everyone. Her home at 602 E. Walnut St. was the hub for family and friends to gather. She always had a pot of coffee, any kind of candy you could imagine, and a willing ear to listen.

            Phalla is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Scott and Jayme Scott Owens, both of Titusville, and Susan Scott of Gaithersburg, MD; a son-in-law, Dennis Pattison of Titusville; 8 grandchildren, Kristen Samonsky and husband John of New Market, MD, Ashleigh English and husband Patrick Nosko of Titusville, Tyler English and wife Carrie of Pleasantville, Jesse Pattison and wife Vicky of Alpena, MI, James Pattison of Titusville, Shalyn Boshek and husband Alec of Wilkes Barre, Shawn Owens and companion Nicole Burns of Pleasantville, Shelby  Peterson and husband Tyler of Titusville; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wade Spence and wife Alice of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathleen Scott Pattison and Vicki Scott; six brothers, Lester, Floyd, Kenneth, Fred, Wayne, and David Spence; and a sister, Ethel Thayer and her husband William.

            Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville on Friday, November 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at which time the funeral service will be conducted with Mr. Thomas Newcombe officiating.

            Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pleasantville.

            The family asks that memorials be made to the YWCA 201 N. Franklin St. Titusville or to Benson Memorial Library 213 N. Franklin St. Titusville, PA 16354.