Evelyn Scott, 102, a Riverside resident who served as president of the Riverside Golden Agers until the summer of 2010, died Aug. 18, 2012 at the Desert Sunshine Assisted Living Facility in Chandler, Ariz.

At her side was her daughter, Barbara Scott Hedstrom, of Chandler; her granddaughter, Kristen Kelliher; and the caregivers who faithfully looked after her at the facility.

A longtime resident of Riverside, Ms. Scott loved the village and its residents. She was well known as a volunteer with many organizations after retiring from her job at Neumode Hosiery in Chicago, where she worked for 40 years.

As a Girl Scout leader and organizer, she received the highest award in scouting, was named Senior Citizen of the Year and served as the grand marshal in the Riverside July 4 parade.

She especially loved the Golden Agers club and served as its president until her health forced her to retire from that post at the age of 100. Ms. Scott had hoped to serve as president of the club until Christmas 2010, but she fell three times in three days following her 100th birthday on July 9, and her doctor advised her to move up the date.

“He said you’ve done your share for the seniors. I think you should give it up,” Scott told the Landmark in 2010.

Every birthday was celebrated with the club with two cakes and a program for seniors at the Riverside Township Hall.

Ms. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Scott, in 1987. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Scott Hedstrom; her granddaughter, Kristen (Gary) Kelliher; her grandson, Brian (Elizabeth) Hedstrom; and her great-grandson, Andrew, of Elk Grove Village.

A funeral service was held Aug. 28 at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home in North Riverside, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

This is a corrected version of the obituary.