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  James “Jim” Scott Jr., age 65 of Koshkonong, Missouri passed away December 9, 2023, at his home. Jim was born March 15, 1958, in Huntington County, Indiana to Jim and Gerry (Johnson) Scott.

  Jim married the love of his life Brenda Overturf in Drakesville, Iowa and they was happily married for thirty-four years. Within this union they had two daughters Josey Lynn and Shawnee Lee.

  Jim loved trading livestock, telling stories about the things that he had done throughout his life, bucking bulls, auctions, traveling, camping, listening to eighty’s rock and roll music, doing woodworking with his wife, but above all things these things family was his priority that he loved the most. He cherished every minute with his wife, daughters and being papa Jimmy to his grandchildren.

  Jim had a beautiful heart and soul. He was an amazing man that loved with his whole heart, he never knew a stranger and he was the biggest giver God ever made. He was a prankster, alittle ornery and loved to joke around. Jim will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

  He is survived by his wife Brenda; two daughters Josey Lynn Scott (Jared Harrison) and Shawnee Lee Scott (Will Perdue); five grandchildren Rylee, Braxtyn, Ryatt, Karson and Willow; his mother Gerry Scott; one sister Cynthia Scott; Michael and Michaela Kuk; several cousins, nieces, family and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his dad Jim Scott Sr.; one brother Jerry Scott; Father-in-law Merle Overturf and mother-in-law Judy Overturf.


 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

 Visitation will be Friday, December 15, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

  Interment will be private under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.




  1. Larry Rowe
    December 12, 2023 @ 5:27 pm

    Oh my gosh. So sorry to hear this. Jim was one of a kind. Had classes with him at Alton way back when. He was always cuttin up and enjoying the ride this ole life gives us. Was always good to run into him somewhere and laugh. Will be thinking of you in this sorrowful time and remembering him for ever.


  2. Annie Mitchell
    December 12, 2023 @ 6:47 pm

    Deepest condolences for this family.
    Jim worked hard, lived life to the fullest and loved deeply. He will be truly missed.


  3. Deb
    December 12, 2023 @ 7:40 pm

    My hearts aches for you Brenda and girls.
    I am there with you in spirit.
    Love you Cuz.


  4. Deanna Eitel
    December 14, 2023 @ 6:59 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.
    Paul, Deanna, Kelsey, and Blake Eitel


  5. J W Brewer
    December 15, 2023 @ 1:20 am

    My sincere sympathy to the Scott family


  6. Cynthia Thompson
    December 15, 2023 @ 3:02 am

    My condolences to you and your family.
    Jim worked hard and loved everyone his eyes would light up when he would buy an animal for Brenda and his grand kid he loved it when they would try and help him at the sell barn. He loved having his family with him all the time.

    Just know even though you cannot see him he is all ways with you


  7. Charlie and Melissa Conlee
    December 15, 2023 @ 6:11 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda. Jim was one of a kind. He will be missed terribly.

    Charlie and Melissa Conlee
    Caulfield Cattle


  8. Donie Kinkade
    December 15, 2023 @ 7:32 am

    Brenda, my heart goes out to you and your family. May Jim’s memory live forever in the hearts and minds of his family and many many friends. Sending prayers for God to be with you through this difficult time.


  9. Ronda “Comer” Van Wyhe
    December 15, 2023 @ 8:51 am

    Brenda & girls, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time and the coming days. I am so sorry for Jim’s loss, hugs to you all.


  10. Patricia opiola
    December 15, 2023 @ 11:55 am

    Our deepest sympathies for you Brenda and your family


  11. Stacey Cowen
    December 15, 2023 @ 9:22 pm

    Loved him and you Brenda, my heart aches for you my friend keeping you in my prayers


  12. Joyce hass
    December 16, 2023 @ 12:34 am

    So sorry Brenda and girls. Wish we could be with you all at this difficult time. You
    are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.


  13. Joan Billingsley
    December 16, 2023 @ 9:36 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the family today and in the days ahead as they learn how to live with their empty chair left by their loved one.


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