Doreen Scott

Doreen Louise Scott, 83, of Motley, passed away September 1, 2017 in Motley following declining health.

Services will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Staples. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Burial following the service at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Doreen was born to Thomas and Louise (Ziegler)  Conlin on July 12, 1934 in Staples. Following graduation in 1952 she was employed by the Northern Pacific Railway as a steno-clerk in St. Paul. Doreen returned to Staples in 1955 after her divorce from Edward O’Neill and was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company where she was Chief Operator of the Staples Exchange. She married John Scott in 1960. In 1984 Doreen enjoyed cooking and bartending for Scotty’s Pub for many years. She made many friends and became everyone’s “ma”.

Doreen was involved in and an active supporter of Sacred Heart Church; instrumental in getting the food shelf started in Staples and served as treasurer. Doreen was President of the Staples Senior Citizens until she resigned in December 2016; and also  Treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 20. Doreen enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, bingo, writing stories and poems.  Above all she loved her family and spending time with them.

Doreen is survived by two sons, Thomas (Chrys) O’Neill, Fertile and Steven (Becky) Scott, Dent; one daughter, Karen Johnson, Motley; one sister, Pamela Sather, Wasilla, AK; five grandchildren, Jared, Jordan, Stephanie, Jennifer, Nicholas; one great-granddaughter, Elaina and the grand dogs.

Doreen is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Scott; her parents and baby brother, Thomas Conlin, Jr.

      w36pnc  A00006B2017SP07

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed