EVANSVILLE — Dorothy “Jean” Scraper, 92, passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Solarbron Memory Care Unit in Evansville.
She was born on July 11, 1927, in Bruceville, Indiana and married Lester L. Scraper on Oct. 23, 1949. Jean was a homemaker when her children were young. She worked for the North Gibson School Corporation as a cafeteria worker and later at Hansen Manufacturing Company.
In 1973, she and Lester opened Scraper Jewelry in Princeton, which they owned and operated together until Lester’s death in 2000. She remained working as bookkeeper for the jewelry store after it was sold until she retired at 80 years of age.
She was a member of Hillside United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Order 176. She enjoyed being a Cub Scout Den Leader, Girl Scout Leader and a member of Riley Grade School PTA. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, hiking, camping and traveling.
Jean is survived by her son, Keith A. Scraper (Sally) of Jasper; two daughters, Linda L. Schneider (Robert) of Wadesville, and Terra A. Schmidt (Gary) of Princeton; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Shania) Scraper, Kent Scraper (Michelle), Scott Scraper (Whitney), Thomas Lehman, Melissa Cothran (Chris), Karl Schmidt, Kristofor Schmidt, Karen Schmidt; two step grandsons; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester L. Scraper; parents, Flora Shandy and Clemuel Aldo Johnson; sisters, Ruth Houck, May Hatfield, Marjorie Timmons; brother Ed Johnson; several nieces and nephews; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, R.J. and Vernecy Pearl Scraper.
The family would like to thank the Solarbron Memory Care Unit staff for their compassionate care for Jean in her final months.
A private funeral service will be held at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton with Pastor Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Friends may participate in a drive by visitation on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 12:30 until 1 p.m. at the church. The service will be streamed on the Colvin Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205, www.alz.org/donate.
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funeralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Scraper family.