James Scovill, 71, lifelong Marshalltown resident, died suddenly on Monday evening, October 15th, 2012 at the MMSC.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 19th, at the Elim Lutheran Church, 302 West Church Street, Marshalltown, with Pastor Karen Cluts officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday also at the church. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Jim and his family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Born on February 16th of 1941 in Marshalltown, he was the son of Sherman and Velma (Starks) Scovill. He graduated from the Marshalltown High School's Class of 1959. Soon after, Jim served our country honorably in the United States Army for two years.
On June 7th, 1963, he was united in marriage to Alice Stuckmyer at the Elim Lutheran Church. They made Marshalltown their home all of their married lives where he had a colorful career designing for 40 years at Lowe's Flowers.
Jim was a faithful member of the Elim Lutheran Church and currently served on the church council as well as many others in years past. He was also a member of the Matins Kiwanis and held the position of treasurer for 40 years. He dearly loved his grandchildren, watching the ISU Cyclones, anything chocolate, was known for his carrot cake and was an overall people person- a guy who truly knew no strangers.
Left to cherish his memory are Alice, his loving wife of 49 years, his daughter-in-law Sarah Scovill of Hudson, WI., grandchildren Emily, Josh and Ben, step-grandchildren Bella and Jonah, his brothers Don "Scooby" and Bob Scovill, sister Mary Helen (Jerry) Stanton in Oklahoma, mother-in-law Edith Stuckmyer of Minerva, brothers-in-law Walter Perkins, Larry Stuckmyer and Daryl Stuckmyer and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In death, Jim rejoined his son Jeff who died last year, his parents, sister Margaret Perkins, father-in-law and two nephews- Kenny Perkins and Terry Stanton.