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October 15, 2010
HULL, Iowa (STPNS) -- Eva Pearl Scott, 96, of Hinton, died Monday, October 11, 2010. Arrangements were completed with Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Visitation was held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Demco Community Center (714 Main St) in Boyden from 9:30-11:00 a.m. with the funeral service following. Interment followed the funeral at the Friends Cemetery next to the Mapleside Quaker Church (5 1/2 miles south of Primghar on east side of Hwy 59).
Eva Pearl Scott was the daughter of Thorvall and Bertha (Hagen) Idso. When Eva was four years old her mother died; and she lived with her Idso grandparents on a farm near Ayr, N.D. She received a High School education there. When she was 19 she moved to Hunter, N.D. and worked as a housekeeper and a nanny. She loved to cook and play baseball.
In 1933, Eva attended a tent mission at Ayr, N.D. and embraced the gospel with all her heart. In 1936, she entered the ministry in North Dakota and labored there 15 years. In 1951 she went to Italy to labor. On October 28, 1954, Eva married Alexander “Sandy” Scott in Lanciano, Italy and together they continued the ministry there. When Sandy’s health failed they returned to North America and labored in an Italian community in British Columbia, Canada. Sandy died on May 3, 1968 and Eva returned to North Dakota where she continued in the work. She labored in North Dakota, Montana, and Iowa until the time of her death.
Eva is survived by her aunt Gladys Skaar of Primghar; three nephews and their wives: Sherwood and Carolyn Idso of Tempe, Ariz., Sheldon and Rebecca Idso of Clive, Steve and Karen Idso of Chippewa Falls, Wisc.; two nieces and their husbands: Shari and Bradley Storbakken of Grand Forks, N.D., Patty and
Eva was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers: Sherman, Burtrum, and Alfred Idso; and one niece, Nancy Cameron.
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