Obituary: Florence Scott Sawyer

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Medford Leas.

Florence Scott Sawyer (nee Stickney), age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Medford on Feb. 24. Florence was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Bessie Stickney, her first husband, Robert (Bob) Scott and her grandson, Noah Thomas. Florence is survived by her husband Warren Sawyer, her children: David Scott (Dennie), Betsy Scott, Lynn Sahin (Hayati), Carol North (Christopher), step-children: Martha DeLuca (Peter), Janet Thomas (John), Steven Sawyer (Monica) and grandchildren: Terry Scott, Kevin Scott, Nedret Sahin, Madeline North, Aidan North, Rachel Thomas, Luisa Sawyer and Nicolas Sawyer.

Florence lived in Philadelphia, Northfield, Minn., Moorestown, and Medford. She had a quiet, cheerful personality and loved her family. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble, watching Jeopardy and socializing with family and friends. Her family loved to make her laugh. Over the years she volunteered in the Girl Scouts, the Cub Scouts, the American Red Cross, the Moorestown Friends Meeting and at the Medford Leas Retirement Community. In addition to opening their home to exchange students, she and her first husband, Bob, hosted a number of inner city youth needing an educational boost, through a program called A Better Chance. For many years she was the church secretary at the United Methodist Church in Northfield, Minn. She never sought attention and was loved by everyone. She was known for her beautiful smile.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Medford Leas in the Holly Room located at One Medford Leas Way in Medford. Her family was so grateful for the care she received at Medford Leas and asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Medford Leas Employee Educational Assistance Fund.

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