She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Brazil, the daughter of Lewis and Adele (Clasquine) Smith.
Delores graduated Brazil High School with the class of 1953. She married Howard Russell Escott, he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2004.
As a young girl, Delores worked at Murphy Department Store and the bowling alley. She had been a cook at the Rusty Nail and a nurse's aide and cook at MaCanell Nursing Home and Cloverleaf Nursing Home. Delores had run a ceramic shop out of her home for 10 years.
Delores was a past worthy matron of Eastern Star No. 80 and was a devoted Den mother to Boy Scout troops No. 45 and No. 100. Delores enjoyed anything having to do with crafts. She especially enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard Russell Escott, a daughter Kimberly Taylor, a granddaughter Aujunae Breanna Elaine Shirley, two brothers Charles Smith and Paul Smith, and a sister Doris Jean Smith.
Survivors are a daughter Kathy and husband Billy Sullivan, grandchildren David and wife Kristin Phelps, Lonna Lopez, Jessica Phelps, Steven Taylor, Daisuke Hirata and J. C. Lalen, great-grandchildren Tatiana Lopez, Antonio Lopez, Connor Phelps - Zippel, Tyler Hayes, Tanner Hayes, Danielle Lynch-Bowling, Damien Gochanour, Kylee Phelps, and Kosuke Hirata as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral services will be at French Funeral Home Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Pippin officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peniel United Methodist Church, 10161 N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.