Stella Crockett Scott Bosworth, 94, died March 9
Stella Crockett Scott Bosworth, widow of Elam Withrow “Tom” Bosworth, MD, departed this life on March 9, 2017, at age 94 years.
She was born to the late David Ewell Scott and Miriam Belote Scott on Oct. 2, 1922, in the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She grew up on that peninsula in the town of Onancock and was May Queen in her year of graduation at Onancock High School. She graduated from Farmville State Teachers’ College, now Longwood University. There she had met her future husband, Tom Bosworth, who was attending nearby Hampden-Sydney College. Tom joined the war effort in the Pacific as a Naval officer, returning home during the war to be married on Dec. 19, 1944, in Onancock, where Stella was then teaching. They spent time together in San Francisco before Tom’s redeployment.
Mrs. Bosworth raised two boys during her husband’s years in medical school and internship with a daughter arriving after he entered his private practice in Lexington. They lived, worked, and raised a family in Lexington, Farmville and Onancock, making many lasting friends. After Tom’s retirement, they moved to Richmond. They had been married for 63 years at the time of Tom’s death in January 2008.
Mrs. Bosworth was highly intelligent. She read voraciously and enjoyed acrostic puzzles and played mahjong. She was also a lifelong bridge player. She enjoyed traveling both with her family and her friends visiting many places in Britain and Europe. She especially enjoyed roads less traveled or less cluttered with tourists such as the Canary Islands, and she more than once visited Great Britain’s Channel Islands. She was most fond of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and especially the Island of Sark. She was artistic and her deepest and longest interest was in needlepoint and other needlework. She made needlework Christmas stockings for all of her nine grandchildren and two of her great grandchildren. Her canvases became more and more intricate and truly works of art.
She is survived by her three children, David Christopher Bosworth, MD (Elizabeth “Kirkie”) of Newport News, James Elam Bosworth, MD (Bonnie) of Richmond, and Richmond artist Eliza B. Askin (Mark); nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at New Providence Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 12,, with the Rev. Sarah Hill officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 397, Onancock, VA 23417.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.