Jeannie Pierce Scott

November 8, 1928 - April 15, 2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 91

Jeannie Pierce Scott, age 91 of Kennett Square, PA and Annandale, VA passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, PA. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfonse Simeone and her second husband, Bob Scott. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Donald Nute Pierce and beloved grandson, David Alan Becker.

Beatrice Jeannie Pierce was born in Kennett Square, PA on November 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Augustus Duer and Beatrice Nute Pierce. She graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1946 and attended Centenary College for Women, where she earned a degree in early education. Jeannie adored her kindergartners at Lynbrook Elementary School, in Springfield, VA; she went on to attend their graduations, weddings, and baby showers. She made lasting friendships with her coworkers. She lit up every room she entered often followed by “I love you, Honey”.

Jeannie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Annandale and the First Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square. She was devoted to God, and kept him in her heart always. She loved the ocean. She especially loved Hawaii where she lived with her first husband, Alfonse Simeone, her son Franklin, and where her second son, Stephen was born. Her second husband, Bob Scott brought Jeannie back to Hawaii multiple times, and finally back to her hometown of Kennett Square.

Jeannie is survived by her children: Franklin Duer Simeone (Viki) of San Francisco, CA; Stephen Pierce Simeone (Patti) of Tampa, FL; and Kina Simeone Clark (Harry) of Gladwyne, PA. Her grandchildren: Jamin Simeone (Carlye), Lonette Simeone, Adriel Simeone, and Lauren Simeone, and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepchildren: Thomas Scott (Barbie) of Cincinnati, OH, Courtney Scott (Dana) of Reston, VA, and Leecie Scott of Winchester, VA; her step grandchildren, Nicholas Scott (Blakney); John Scott (Crissy); Amanda Haldeman (Josh); Erin Calantuoni (Brian); Michelle Keys (Andrew) Gary Richter (Heather); Crystal Blair; Casey Blair (Stephanie); and 12 great grandchildren.

Services will be scheduled for a later date at the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square. Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA; please visit her online memorial by going to


  1. I am embarrassed that my message is so late, but I see that I was in the Waterford Health Center recuperating from a broken hip at the time of her death. In fact, she died on my son’s birthday, April 15. Jeannie was the favorite cousin of my late husband, Ken Mendenhall and I imagine that they are joyfully reunited in heaven. Kina, you have been a devoted daughter and you, Frank and Steve have my deepest condolences.

    With best love,
    Barbara Mendenhall

    Barbara Mendenhall | September 7, 2020 at 11:08 PM
  2. I just found out that the world,s best mother in law passed and I am lucky to have been the undeserving recipient of her love and kindness.. She was the most unselfish and generous grown up that I have ever met and I am deeply saddened.

    David C Becker | August 24, 2020 at 12:33 PM
  3. One of the sweetest ladies of all time! I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Mrs. Scott in my time at Dunwoody Village with the Activities Department. I played guitar and she always loved all my tunes but especially Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. The Lord most certainly has a special place for her in Heaven! Rest in peace, Jeannie Scott.

    Tony Tolomeo | May 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM
  4. Dear Kina, Frank, And Steve,
    I am Jeannie’s younger cousin, Jeannine, and have loved her all my life. Growing up she was my idol ,so beautiful. I adored Auntie Bea and Uncle Due, memories of Herdube Farm are dear to me. Jeanne will be missed by many, she was loved by all who knew her. I am proud that she was named after my Mother, Jeanne Pierce Mendenhall.
    Jeannine McLaughlin. MAY 4 2020


    Jeannine McLaughlin | May 4, 2020 at 4:57 PM
  5. Kina, Frank, and Stevie,
    Your mom was an inspiration to me both personally and professionally. I’ll never forget the moment I first met her. She was dancing to Willie on her headphones while she was cutting construction paper. I loved her instantly. She had such genuine compassion for others. The times I spent with are a treasure to me.

    Sue Stein | May 2, 2020 at 12:48 PM
  6. Aunt Jeannie radiated love, her warm smile filled a room and brighten the day. I can still her say, hey “Honey”, she treated everyone equally. How she found the time to write all those Birthday cards, to her former students and ever expanding family members. Aunt Jeannie, you were a gift and will always be in my heart. Love you forever.

    A. Duer Pierce, III | May 2, 2020 at 9:15 AM
  7. Dear Frankie, Steven and Kina,
    What a wonderful person your mother was. I always remember her unique style and great laughter when we visited so long ago. Loved seeing pictures of her on Facebook in recent years. They made me smile to see how well she was doing. May she be with the Lord as he welcomes her in his kingdom.
    Love you, Janice and Danny Malloy

    Janice | May 1, 2020 at 8:13 PM
  8. Honestly, I think my Aunt Jeannie is an angel. Her consistently loving presence blessed so many and when ever I hear the word Honey, I think of my Aunt Jeannie. Many of my fondest memories are from the times that the Pierce and Nute clans came together. The laughter and joy I remember fro our family gatherings continue to warm my heart. Thank you Aunt Jeannie for always being loving, supportive and a great example of how to teach with patience and love. I’ll never forget how you taught me to show my first and second graders how to be gentle – by pretending they were holding a kitten in their hands. Wow. I love you!

    Laurie Bea Pierce | May 1, 2020 at 5:53 PM
  9. Cousin Jeannie was one of the nicest people I ever knew. Always pleasant to everyone. And loved by all. Love to all her family and friends.

    David Andrew | May 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM
  10. Dear Kina and family,

    I just learned today, of your lovely mom passing. Your faithfulness to her will keep the warmth of her life around you each day. The situation we endure at normal times is made more sad and complicated because of the restrictions placed on our lives. It will seem like a dream and allow time to help all of you be restored.

    Connie Simeone Sadusky and family

    c Sadusky | April 30, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  11. I will always remember Aunt Jeannie as one of the happiest people I’ve ever known. I have so many great childhood memories of all the times Frankie, Stevie, and Kina spent with me and my two brothers. Jeannie and Mom were the best of friends and and when they got together it was always a riot of laughs! I’m sure she and Mom are now laughing together again. God bless them!

    Pam Myers Waters | April 28, 2020 at 4:40 PM

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