Cornelia Rebecca Scales, of Conway, a student of life and servant of God, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Conway. 

She was 100 years young. Cornelia was born March 11, 1909, in McCrory.

She was the daughter of the late Walter O. and Fannie Buster Scales, and was the sister of the late Walter O. Scales, Jr., and the late Harold Clements Scales.

She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teacher’s College, now the University of Central Arkansas.  

She graduated from Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas, a junior college for girls, which was later merged with Southern Methodist University.

She was a school teacher in Arkansas and in Illinois before graduating from business school in Illinois.  

She spent the remainder of her working life as a secretary at Swift and Company’s general office in Chicago. 

After retirement from Swift and Company, she lived in Conway. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. 

She will be missed by her family and her friends at College Square Retirement Community, where she lived for eight years. Cornelia had many wonderful friends all over the United States that made her life rich and fulfilled.

She is survived by a nephew, Monty A. Scales and wife Rebecca of Ozark, Ala.; niece, Krin Byrd and husband Richard of Canyon Lake, Texas; 

grand-nephew, John Kessinger and husband Marty of Dallas, Ore.; grand-nieces, SuAnn Scales Haupt and husband Murray of Little Rock, Christy Scales Casillas and husband Robert of Galloway, Ohio, Leslie Scales Dunn and husband Pete of North Little Rock and Nancy Reinecke and husband Charlie of Wimberley, Texas; great-nephews, Johnny Kessinger and Andy Kessinger of Dallas, Oregon and Nick Barsotti and wife Laurie of Little Rock; and great-nieces, Lisa Smith of Wimberley, Texas, Erin Kaiser of Maumelle, Elizabeth Stripling of North Little Rock and Lauren Casillas of Galloway, Ohio.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 12, from 6–8 p.m. at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. 

Services will be Saturday, March 13, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Conway. 

Burial will follow immediately at Oak Grove Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a memorial donation to the First United Methodist Church of Conway or your favorite charity.

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