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     Lou A. Scroggs, age 89, of Lamar, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2015 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Lou was born August 5, 1925, near Piedmont, Oklahoma, to L.A. and Ona (Stephens) Hampton.  She graduated from Piedmont High School in 1943 and moved to California during World War II.  In 1949, Lou married Bub Rix and they made their home in Barton County.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, Lou worked for many years as a dental assistant for Dr. Ralph Dimond.  Many will also remember her as their Merle Norman consultant.  After Bub’s death in 1980, Lou became very active in Republican politics, first with a run for mayor of Lamar.  Over the years, she was influential in many local, state and national candidate campaigns and was appointed to the Council for Aging by Governor Ashcroft.  Lou was instrumental in the re-activation of Barton County Republican Women’s Club, serving as  president many years.  She was also president of 4th District Missouri Federation of Republican Women’s Club and was named Missouri Republican of the Year in 1996.

     On August 17, 1996, in Lamar, Lou married Dick Scroggs.  In their nearly 19 years together, they shared love, respect, and a desire to improve and enrich their community, state and country through political involvement.

     In addition to her husband, Bub, Lou was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Rusty Hampton; two sisters, Wanda Johnston and Iva Jean Laepple; her daughter, Marcia Witham; and a granddaughter, Samantha Gartman.

     Survivors include her husband, Dick, of the home; son-in-law, Bill Witham, Lamar; a sister, Roberta Hampton, Lamar; a brother-in-law, Don (Sharon) Scroggs, Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren, Randy (Katie) Day, Russ Day, Melissa (Bob) Oertle, all of Lamar; five great-grandchildren, Amanda (Nathan) Stewart, Megan (Aaron) Heiskell, Lynsi Oertle, Cedric, and Alexis Gartman; and a great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte “Charlie” Stewart.

     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15th at First Baptist Church of Lamar, followed by a visitation/reception in the church fellowship hall.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Lamar in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#12 United StatesJim and Leota McClendon 2015-05-16 20:41
Deepest sympathy in Lou's passing. She was a great person and always so helpful in the GOP. What A leader!!! She will really be missed!
#11 Joplin MOJon & Iola French 2015-05-15 05:25
Sorry for the loss. We all lost good friend and a tireless leader. Heaven is surely rejoicing as she joins their ranks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lou's family. Lou will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.
#10 Wylie, TexasChuck and Mary Flowers 2015-05-14 13:52
Wish I could be there to celebrate her home going with my sweet Aunt Roberta and all my cousins. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#9 Lamar, MOCarolyn Taffner 2015-05-14 13:18
My sympathy in your loss of Lou. She was a great friend. She always found something to be happy about and had a great laugh. I will miss her phone calls. She was always greatful in finding her husband, Dick. He was her constant companion and helpmate. Love to all.
#7 TexasBob & Margie Hampton 2015-05-13 14:09
Sending our sympathy in the death of your dear loved one, Lou Scroggs. Roberta, we wish we could be with you at this time. Please know that we are praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. Will try to remember to call in a few days. May you feel God's presence and peace in knowing you will see Lou again. .
I am reminded of the song, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through . . . ".
Love and prayers,
Bob & Margie Hampton.
#6 Fayetteville, ArkansasMarvin Singleton, M.D. 2015-05-13 06:13
My condolences to the family, Lou was a good friend, great Patriot and an example for the community of service.
#5 Fountain Hills, ArizonaAlan and Loretta Henson 2015-05-12 21:06
Our sympathy and many prayers. Much love.
#4 Rio de Janeiro BrasilTerezinha de souza 2015-05-12 19:04
meus sentimentos a todos da familia em especial a Roberta Hampton pessoa especial em minha vida que Deus os console neste momento dificil de dor e saudades...orando .....
#3 United StatesRICHARD WEBSTER 2015-05-12 13:14
Very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. She was a great friend, supporter and political ally of my family. Always enjoyed visiting with her and will miss her on Friday earnings at the Sirloin Stockade in Carthage. Pray all of God's blessings on your family at this time of loss. She is with the Lord now. We are not a people without hope but we have a promise that is true and eternal.

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