Charlotte Doris Scott Utley
Charlotte Doris Scott Utley, 87, passed away on Dec. 12, 2017, at Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City, Ks., after a long struggle with cancer. Charlotte was born in Cumberland, Wyo., on March 18, 1930, to Mary (Perner) and Joseph Houston Scott. She was the second of four daughters raised in Scott County, Ks. She attended school in Scott City and graduated from SCHS in 1948. In 1951, Charlotte received a degree from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in Kansas City and practiced as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Charlotte married Charles Maclyn Utley on Sept. 11, 1954, at the First Christian Church, Scott City. They eventually settled in Duncan, Okla., where they lived for over 50 years. They had three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving at every level from Sunday School teacher to church elder. Charlotte was an excellent knitter and seamstress. She liked to be busy and knitted countless afghans for family and friends through the years. After retirement, she took up quilting. She enjoyed the Tuesday Morning Quilting Group and with them created beautiful and elaborate quilts. In 2015, Charlotte moved back to her home town and enjoyed living close to her sisters and their families. She was an avid card player, loved quilting with her friends, working and worshiping with her church family, and spending time with her family, especially if a good game of cards was involved. Charlotte is survived by sons, David and (Sally) Utley of Columbia, S.C., Kevin and (Beth) Utley of Tucson, Ariz., and a daughter Cathy and (Charles) Wright of Gering, Nebr.; grandchildren Sara Utley, Seth Utley, Clinton Wright, Connor Wright, Christopher Wright and Catherine Winter; great-grandchildren Gavin, Evelyn, Samantha and Landon; and sisters Madeline Murphy and Marvel Hopkins, both of Scott City. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Utley; and sister, Patricia Miller of Leoti, Ks. Funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Duncan, Okla., on Tues., Dec. 19, 11:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Duncan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice or the First Christian Church of Scott City. Carter Smart Funeral home will be overseeing services.