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LaBelle Alderman and Former Knox County Ag Teacher Passes Away

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Roger Scott, LaBelle resident and Alderman for the LaBelle City Council, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 63 years of age.

On Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016, city employees, Wayne Rudd and Keith Strange posted flags along LaBelle city streets in memory of Scott’s service to the City of LaBelle.

Born on his mother’s birthday, April 26, 1952, Roger was a son, of Raymond “Mike” and Geraldine Scott, of Rutledge, in Knox County, Missouri.  On June 17, 1989, he united in marriage with Miss Tamara Sue Freeman of LaBelle.  From their union two children, Justin Wyatt and Jaclyn Nicole Scott were born.

He was a graduate of the Knox County High School Class of 1970, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a former Vocational-Agriculture instructor at Highland High School, Ewing, Missouri, and at Knox County High School, Edina, Missouri.

Following his retirement from teaching, Roger worked for Casey’s General Stores in LaBelle, served as President of the board of the Lewis County Fire Protection District and was a leader and volunteer of the monthly distribution of the Northeast Missouri Food Bank in LaBelle.  Roger was presently serving on the LaBelle City Council Board of Aldermen.  He had served as alderman for the past 3 years, from April 2013 until the time of his passing. He was also a supporter of local 4-H, serving as a leader.

Having been an elected official, it is now necessary for Scott’s seat to be filled.  A special meeting of the Board of Alderman will need to be convened where a successor to the vacant office will be selected. City ordinance deems that the successor will serve until the next regular municipal election.

Services are being finalized for Scott.  Visitation will be Friday evening, April 22, 2016, from 4-8 p.m., and funeral services are set for Saturday morning, April 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Coder Funeral Home, in LaBelle.