Irene Theresa Scott, 85, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:35 a.m. at The Madison after a valiant, seven-year battle against cancer. She was born on April 18, 1936 in St. Paul, IA to Bernard and Lizetta (Fritzjunker) Meierotto. On September 12, 1959, she married Carlton Scott in Fort Madison, IA. He passed away on July 16, 2015. She worked for many years at the Iowa Ammunition Plant before becoming the second woman to be hired in the factory at DuPont. She retired from DuPont, as a lab technician, in 1997.
Never one to sit still, Irene spent many of her retirement years doing what she did so well- cooking and baking. She cooked for the Lulac Bingo nights for several years, made desserts for people upon request and contributed to many Lulac pool league potlucks. Irene was also a lucky fan of slot machines. She loved visiting area casinos with her sisters and friends. She had the right touch because won more often than not. She also made trips to Las Vegas, Minnesota, Biloxi, Albuquerque and Phoenix to try her luck.
Irene is survived by her daughters, Michelle Scott (and grand cat, Willow) of Fort Madison, IA, Rhonda (Richard) Gonzales of Fort Madison, IA & Carla (Mark) Cody of Roanoke, VA, her sisters, Martha (Dave) Miles of Mt. Pleasant, IA & Anne (Darrell) Conrad of Kahoka, MO and her brother, Adrian (Mary) Meierotto of Revere, MO, along with her dearest friends, Janet (Don) Scott of Niota, IL & Dodie Fisher of Fort Madison, IA, and many grand, great-grand, and great great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Dwight (Peewee) Scott, her eldest brother, Leo Meierotto and her parents.
Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. There will be no formal services at this time. A memorial has been established for the Fort Madison Food Pantry or PAW Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.