Gretchen Illeen (Bothast) Scholl, 79, of Spencer, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2021. She was born in West College Corner, Indiana on August 3, 1941 to Dr. Luther and Mary (Swingly) Bothast.
Gretchen graduated from Indiana University in 1963 with a B.S. from the School of Business. She married Lewis Scholl in August of 1963 and would have celebrated 58 years of marriage together this year. Gretchen taught business in school, was a court reporter, a secretary for Hickam and Lorenz, and she also sold real estate for Allyn McCracken Real Estate. She was an active member of the Spencer Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa and a former Library Board member.
Gretchen is survived by her loving husband, Lewis; daughter, Christine Jarrett (Jeff) of Washington, IN; son, Ken Scholl of Tacoma, WA; sister, Penny Mergenthal; seven grandchildren Morgan Jarrett, Austin Jarrett, Ellie Brachman (Jake), Gracen Jarrett, Claire Jarrett, Owen Jarrett and Adeline Jarrett; one great-granddaughter, Quincey Illeen Brachman; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Brian Carter Scholl and one sister Veronica Young.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Spencer Presbyterian Church at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Owen County Community Foundation or Spencer Presbyterian Food Pantry.
Online condolences may be shared with Gretchen’s family at www.westparrishpedigo.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, IN