Obituary: Amanda (Barclay) Scott, 33, Coleman, formerly of Custer.

April 27, 2019

Obituary: Amanda (Barclay) Scott, 33, Coleman, formerly of Custer.

Amanda Marie (Barclay) Scott, 33 of Coleman, formerly of Custer, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was lovingly surrounded by her family when she passed and knew how much we all loved her and will surely miss her. But, we all rejoice in the fact that we will someday be together once again in Heaven. 

She bravely battled cancer three times in her short life, and her body said enough is enough even though her spirit said: “thank God I will live on.” Everyone who interacted with Amanda was made better because she lived her life wanting to be an example of who Christ was and her faith in Him.

Amanda was born in Ludington, on Nov. 18, 1985, to George C. and Bonnie M. (Quillan) Barclay of Custer. Amanda graduated from Mason County Eastern School with honors in 2004 and continued her education at West Shore Community College earning an associate’s degree and a certificate in early childhood development. She then proceeded to Saginaw Valley State University receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work. 

Amanda married her best friend Joshua V. Scott of Midland on Oct. 18, 2008. She always told us she would find her husband at SpringHill Camp and that is where the two met. Together they had one son, Cayden Scott, who will be 5-yrs-old this June.  She was so very proud of Cayden, and he is what kept her fighting as long as she did. 

Amanda had a great passion for children and eventually obtained her dream career in 2012 as a licensing specialist for foster homes, then became the supervisor of Licensing and Family Preservation Programs at Adoption Option Inc. (AOI) 

Amanda spent many hours volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and dance instructor at Midland Evangelical Free Church where they attended. She also volunteered her time with Royal Family Kids Camp for seven years, making sure foster kids could experience a week of camp every summer. 

Amanda spent her free time crocheting, working puzzles, playing cards and games of all kinds, teaching Cayden how to play games, camping, but was happiest spending time and being a little goofy with family and friends. 

Amanda was proceeded in death by her infant sister Mary Beth Barclay; her Uncle Robert Barclay; her maternal grandfather James A. Qullan; her paternal grandparents Donald Barclay and Heidi Barclay; and her step-grandmother Margie (Barre) Barclay, whom she dearly loved as a grandma. 

Amanda will be greatly missed by her husband of 10 years, Joshua V. Scott; son Cayden S. Scott; parents George C. and Bonnie M. Barclay; brother Christopher and (Josie) Barclay; nephew Peter R. Barclay; cousins Erica Quillan, Luke and (Heather) Snyder, Jennifer and (David) Hunnings, Tracie Quillan; uncles Jim Quillan, Robert and (Darlene Quillan) and Paul Quillan; aunt Beth and (Patrick) Synder; and maternal grandmother Mary A. Quillan.

She will also be greatly missed by Joshua’s family: parents Steven and Vicki Scott; sisters Jennifer (Ryan) Irwin, Julie Scott, Jacilyn (Doug) Jenkins; brother Jonathan Scott; nieces and nephew Reagan, Jackson, Mckinley, and Kenndey Irwin. They loved and only knew Amanda as a sister, aunt, or daughter. Joshua’s grandparents also loved Amanda as a granddaughter; especially Jacilyn who has been Amanda’s close friend and the sister she never had. Aunt Jaci has also been like a second mom to Cayden since he was born. 

A celebration of Amanda’s life will be held at SpringHill Saturday, May 4 in Evart. We will begin with a time of gathering and greeting at 10:30 a.m. with the service to follow at noon. There will be a family-style cookout afterward, a time that we can share stories and memories of Amanda with each other. Everyone should feel free to wear casual clothes and even a tye-dye shirt, hoodie sweatshirt, SpringHill, or RFKC clothing as those were her favorites. 


7717 95th Ave. 

Evart, MI 49631

Memorial contributions can be directed to SpringHill for a memorial scholarship fund for children in the foster care system to enjoy a week at camp as this was her passion. Write in memo line Amanda Scott SH Memorial Fund

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