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Vera (Scotton) Horsman

Vera (Scotton) Horsman, 96, lifelong of Scotton's Lane, Ipswich, died Monday June 22, 2009 in her home following a sudden illness. She was the wife of the late John T. Horsman who died in 1994.

Born in Ipswich November 20, 1912, she was a 1929 graduate of the former Manning High School. Married in 1941, the Horsmans made their home in the Scotton Family home. For more than forty years she was employed as the office manager at Patterson Plumbing in Ipswich, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed baking, sewing and tending to her loving family. She was a lifelong member of the First Church in Ipswich, and a member of their Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the Ipswich Women’s Club and the former Cable Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by nephews James S. Price, Jr. and his wife Valdean of Epping, NH, their children, Jennifer and Matthew Price of Portsmouth, N.H., nephews Richard and Douglas Emery and their respective families; four nieces, Connie Price, Sara Lee Price, Gail Horsman and Patty Emery; her devoted great nephew Stephen Price, all of Ipswich, and her loving great-niece, Kristin Crocker of Hamilton. Additionally, she is survived by great-great nephews Scotton Price of Ipswich and  Samuel and Carter Crocker both of Hamilton. She was predeceased by two brothers, Laurence and Harold Scotton, as well her five sisters Lucie Appleton (Scotton) Bailey, Gladys Appleton (Scotton) Cowperthwaite, Virginia (Scotton) Price, and Florence (Scotton) Emery.  In addition to being survived by her many direct family members, she is also survived by sister-in-law, Jessie Horsman, of Essex and many, many nieces and nephews on the Horsman side.

Her funeral service will be held Monday June 29, 2009 at 10 am in the First Church in Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the First Church Memorial Fund, Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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