Pauline Edwards Scarborough

Published 10:20 am Friday, July 29, 2016

Pauline Edwards Scarborough, 103, died on July 16, 2016.

She was the daughter of Earl Edwards and Nellie Pearle Tyson Edwards of Macon, Mo., which was her childhood home. She graduated from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Mo. and did graduate studies in music at Columbia University in New York City. She worked as a public school music teacher and as a church organist before she married William (Bill) Lee Scarborough on Dec. 30, 1938 in Macon, Mo., in a ceremony conducted by the Rev. William Louis Scarborough, father of the groom. The couple relocated to Waynesboro, Va., where her husband became the Dupont plant manager. In 1951, they moved to Swarthmore, Pa. and in 1962 they relocated to Europe, where William was managing director for Textile Fibers in Holland. They lived in Holland, Germany, and Switzerland for 10 years until his retirement in 1972.  The couple moved to Brevard, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. Later, she lived in Advance, and finally in Greenville, Del.  She loved summers on Long Beach Island, N.J., and traveling the world with her husband and other family members.  She was a strong supporter of the arts, and was an accomplished pianist and painter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1988, her eldest son, Don Scarborough, who died in 2014, and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Ann Scarborough, who died in 2003.

Surviving: 2 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, David and Becca Scarborough of Marco Island, Fla., Richard and Robin Scarborough of Weaverville and Hollis Scarborough of Kennett Square, Pa.; 2 grandsons, Lee Thomas Scarborough of Portland, Ore., and John William Scarborough, of Ross, Calif., as well as John’s wife Cristina and their 2 daughters, Ellie and Addison.

Memorials: Central Methodist College, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO  65248.