Luetta Lucille (Collins) Scott was born in Oakley, Kansas on January 18, 1929, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Wassemiller) Herdt. She was the youngest of four children; Lester, Lavina, and Lillian. She grew up on the family farm attending school there and graduated from Oakley High School.
She married Lee Collins on June 18, 1947 and was happily married for 37 years until his death in 1984. They were blessed with 4 children, Deanna, Butch, George, and Judy. In 1954 they moved to the farm south of Page City where they farmed along with having a herd of 50 milking cows. While Lee worked away from home, Luetta was the head herdsman for the cows with the help of the kids. After the kids were in school, Luetta went to work as a school cook for Page City and later Winona Schools. She then worked for Oakley Motors as bookkeeper for over 20 years before retiring. Luetta was also the family doctor for the kids while they were growing up especially George. She could do miracles with band-aids!
Family was important to her and she was also making food for any occasion. For several years Luetta and Lee would host weekly family get togethers where many memories were made and Fried Chicken dinners was her specialty. Bowling was one of Luetta’s favorite past times that allowed her to travel as far as Las Vegas to compete and won numerous tournaments. Another favorite past time was Wednesday afternoon card parties. Luetta was an active member of the Ladies V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 2981 were she held several officer positions as well as State President. She also helped with many Stag and Stagette dinners that were held at the VFW and was famous for her potato salad and cole slaw. She enjoyed working in her yard and flowers especially the roses. In 1991 Luetta married Glenn Scott. While being married to Glenn they were able to travel and see the country along with going on her first cruise!
Luetta was baptized into the Lutheran faith as a child where she continued faithfully until her death. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Oakley and Lifetime member of Oakley V.F.W. Post 2981.
Luetta was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lee Collins and Glenn Scott; children, Terald “Butch” Collins and Judy Dible and siblings, Lester Herdt, Lavina Gilkerson and Lillian Jones.
Luetta is survived by her children, Deanna (Darrell) Pabst of Colby, KS and George (Judy) Collins of Page City, KS; daughter-in-law Janet Collins, of Oakley; special friend Bill Jones. She will also be fondly remembered by her fourteen grandchildren, Shawn (Shelly) Pabst, Stacy (Lee) Stremsterfer, Jodi Moellering, Jacque (Brad) Willems, Traci (Ron) Hazelton, Tate Collins, Niki (Shawn) Clark, Crystal (Melvin) Rucker, Tenille Lee , Gary (Lacey) Collins, Michelle (Jeff) Riley, Travis Zerr, Andy (Kenna) Dible and Bret (Valerie) Dible. Twenty-five great-grandchildren, JW Pabst, Makenna Pabst, Colt Stremsterfer, Colbie Stremsterfer, Chase Moellering, Kaci Moellering, Katelyn Willems, Jake Willems, Claire Willems, Elle Hazelton, Wyatt Hazelton, Eric (Shaylyn) Rucker, Aaron Rucker, Journey Lee, Isaiah Lee, Kaden Lee, Kylie Clark, Colin Clark, Trey Collins, Laif Collins, Megan Riley, Matthew Riley, Madigan Dalton, Annabelle Zerr, Tanner Zerr, Pason Dible, Alora Dible, Jade Dible, Benny Dible. Along with two great-great grandchildren Elijah and Riya
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Mortuary with burial in the Oakley City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church, sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com