SCALES, Ora L. (1941-2015)
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Date: 2/1/2021 at 17:46:54
Ora L. Scales
(January 27, 1941 - November 10, 2015)
IDA GROVE – Services for Ora L. Scales, 74, of Ida Grove, formerly of Mississippi, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Christensen–Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Richard A. Salcido officiated followed by burial at the Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. Visitation, with the family present, was from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at Christensen–Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Ora L. Scales was born on January 27, 1941, to Emma (Brantley) and step father Rev. Joseph Simpson in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She was baptized into her faith at St. James Baptist Church of Gulfport, Mississippi. Ora attended the school for the deaf in Jackson, Mississippi. On June 28, 1963, Ora was united into marriage to Billy John Scales at the St. James Baptist Church of Gulfport, Mississippi. The couple made their home in Gulfport and were blessed with three sons, Obbie, Issac, and John. Ora was strong in her belief and faith in her Lord and liked volunteering at hospitals and nursing homes in her younger years. Ora especially enjoyed spending time and spoiling her grandchildren, traveling, going fishing, taking walks, and going to the casino which was a favorite time for her and her sisters. She died Nov. 10 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Ora was preceded in death by her parents, Emma (Brantley) and Rev. Joseph Simpson, and husband, Billy John Scales. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Obbie (Peggy) Scales of Gulfport, Mississippi, Issac Scales (special friend Roxie Alexander) of Ida Grove, Iowa, John (Angela) Scales of Ida Grove, Iowa; ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Walter Brantley of Virginia and Thurman Brantley of Mississippi; sisters, Ella Sullivan of Florida and Ollie Dennis of Mississippi.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Fri., Nov 13, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/
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