Mary Scarborough Death, Obituary – During the late ’80s and ’90s, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library was fortunate to have a number of dedicated department heads overseeing various areas of operation, but one individual’s name stands out when recalling the heart and soul of our Children’s Department: Mary Scarborough. Her impact on the community is undeniable, particularly through her enduring work with the Call A Story program.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Mary’s passing at the age of 95, which occurred last Saturday. For many residents in the community, Mary’s voice became synonymous with the library’s commitment to nurturing young minds. Her presence was felt in the lives of countless children as she skillfully brought stories to life over the airwaves through the beloved Call A Story initiative. Her dedication and passion for fostering a love of reading and learning were truly remarkable.
Mary’s legacy extends far beyond her years of service. After dedicating 35 years of her life to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, she retired in 2004, leaving an indelible mark on both her colleagues and the families she touched.
While Mary may have left us physically, her memory lives on in the hearts of the countless individuals she inspired. Her contributions have undoubtedly shaped the library’s Children’s Department into the nurturing, educational haven it is today. Her dedication and love for the community will be cherished for generations to come.
As we remember Mary’s enduring impact, let us also extend our gratitude for her unwavering commitment to fostering a lifelong love of learning in young minds. Her dedication will always be an integral part of the library’s story.
In this time of remembrance, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Mary’s family and friends. Her legacy is an inspiration to us all, and we are grateful for the years of service and joy she shared with us.