Thomas F. And

Nyla J. Scott

 

Chambers — Thomas Fredrick Scott, 85, and Nyla June Scott, 77, both of Chambers, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 near Osborne, KS due to injuries sustained in a car accident.

Visitation was held Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Graveside services were held Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers. Rev. Mike Durre officiated. Military rites were provided by the Chambers American Legion Post 320.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Thomas was born on Feb. 17, 1935 to Harry and Irene (DeHart) Scott near Chambers. He attended country school through the eighth grade. 

He worked on the family farm for a couple years before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed being stationed in Greece before he was honorably discharged on May 1, 1958.  

Tom then returned to Chambers and worked for Bayne Grubb and the Miller Seed Company. Through the seed company, he met a harvester Don Zahorsky and enjoyed that part of the business. Soon Tom bought his first combine for $2,500 and started his own company.  

While working in Oklahoma, Tom stopped into a drive inn diner for supper one night, where his car hop was named Nyla Mitts.

Nyla was born on May 4, 1943 to Charles and Zella (Sanders) Mitts in Hardtner, KS. In 1961, she graduated from Alva High School in Alva, OK.  

After graduating, she took a job at a drive inn diner where one night she had a customer named Tom Scott.

Tom and Nyla were married on Dec. 26, 1962 in Alva, OK. The couple settled down and built a home there and continued to run Scott’s Harvesting.  

In the late 1960s, the couple moved back to Tom’s family farm, south of Chambers, where they continued to run their business and raise their family. They moved into Chambers in the 1970s.  

Tom and Nyla continued to run their harvesting crew until 2015, when they retired due to health reasons.

Tom enjoyed working, going for walks and visiting with his friends.  

Nyla enjoyed reading, crocheting and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed making elaborate birthday cakes for her grandchildren.  

They both truly enjoyed spending time with their family, especially their grandchildren. 

Tom and Nyla are survived by their three children Teresa Carlson of Omaha, Angie (Brian) Bindrum of Alva, OK, and Tom (Amy) Scott of Chambers; six grandchildren Cory (Megan) Carlson, Laycee Carlson, Louie Bindrum, Hannah Scott, Brock Scott and Draeger Scott; two great-grandchildren Camdyn Carlson and Zella Carlson; Tom’s two sisters Mae Rockford of O’Neill and Ruth (Milan) Welke of Ewing; Nyla’s one sister Irma Smith of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents; one granddaughter Sadie Rose Bindrum; Tom’s  two siblings Frank (Bettina) Scott and Robert (Lois) Scott; and Nyla’s three siblings Rex (Mildred) France, Vesta Bowden and Dorothy Brock.       

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