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Nancy R. (Beernick) Scott

January 17, 1930 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 89)


The Rev. Nancy R. Scott, 89 of Urbana died at 7:59 p.m. Monday January 6, 2020 in Urbana.  A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 11 at McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church, 801 S. 5th Street, Champaign with a reception following the service.  Rev. Heidi Weatherford will officiate.

Nancy was born January 17, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Roy Samuel Beernink and Evelyn Mae Coy Beernink.  She married Walter Cleon Scott, son of Cleon and Edythe Perry Scott on August 25, 1951, in West Allis, WI.  He died on February 18, 2018 in Urbana.  They had three children: Rachel Scott Eichelberger Hilst of Linden, IN, and her son Calvin Eichelberger of Mackinaw, IL.  Richard Andrew Scott died in Big Spring, TX, June 30, 1993.  Karen Ruth Stephens died October 4, 2010.  Her husband Kevin R. Stephens and their daughter Kelly B. Stephens Springer (Mrs. David Springer) survive.

Nancy’s education included Nathan Hale Junior-Senior High School, 1947; Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 1951, Bachelor of Science.  She taught General Science 1951-1953, while Walter attended Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary.  He was ordained by the Presbytery of Northwest Ohio.  Nancy accompanied him in his pastorates at Belle Center, OH; Winona Lake, IN; Glen Ellyn, IL; Pikeville, KY; Kirklin, IN and Hopedale, IL.

In 1986 Nancy received a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.  She was ordained December 14, 1986 by the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois, in her first congregation, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, IL.  Later she served as pastor at Presbyterian Churches in Illinois at Liverpool and St. David, Morton, Pontiac and Rantoul.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church or the Assistance Program of the Board on Pensions Presbyterian Church USA.  Condolences may be offered at



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Memorial Service
January 11, 2020

2:00 PM
McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church (Champaign)

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