Marjorie Ellen Scruton, 88, of Richland, died Nov. 1, 2011, at Arbutus Park Manor. She is survived by her husband the Rev. Paul H. Scruton, whom she married Aug. 12, 1945, and children,the Right Rev. Gordon Paul, married to Rebecca Polley, Agawam, Mass.; Carol Jean, married to Gary Griffith, Great Falls, Va.; Lois Elaine Mock, Mundys Corner; and Wayne Morris, married to Melanie Bracey, Chester, Va. Also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth Jane Burbank, Ohio.
Born Sept. 23, 1923, in Laconia, N.H., she was the daughter of daughter of Harold E. and Stella M. (Stafford) Durgin. She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, S. James Mock.
A member of Belmont United Methodist Church. Marjorie was a faithful minister's wife, who was active in many churches, as well as at Arbutus Park Retirement Community. She used the talent God gave her to be a loved accompanist and piano soloist. She also enjoyed teaching piano and organ.
A memorial service was held in the chapel at Arbutus Park Manor with the Rev. Keith Dunn and the Right Rev. Gordon Paul Scruton, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggested memorial contributions.