Tara Sue Scales Sennett, 63, of Lincoln, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at her
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Lincoln- Tara Sue Scales Sennett, 63, of Lincoln
went to worship at the feet of her Heavenly Father
on Monday, April 15, 2013.
Funeral Services for Ms. Sennett will be held on
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Jefferson
Street Christian Church in Lincoln with Mr. Dustin
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Church.
Additional visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m.
until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Church.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 22,
2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.
Tara was born on March 15, 1950 in Peoria to Edward
F. and Freda Lee Thompson Scales.
Surviving are her daughter: Gina (Shawn) Henderliter
of Springfield, her beloved dog: Angel, four
sisters: Cinda (Bob) Asp of Rockton, Ill., Sheri
Crothers of San Antonio, Tx., Donna (Omar) Svensson
of Bellevue, NE., Marta Kolasa of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her
Memorials may be made to Girl Scouts of Central
Illinois or to Lincoln Christian University.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to
Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Tara was a lifelong teacher and student. She
graduated from East Peoria High School, Illinois
State University and Lincoln Christian Seminary. She
taught at many schools in different areas of the
country, including Lincoln Christian College and
Cookson Hills Christian Missions in Oklahoma. Most
recently, she worked as the secretary for Trinity
Episcopal Church in Lincoln.
Even after her formal studies ended, she continued
to learn both in and out of the classroom. Languages
were of great interest to her. Over the years, she
studied Latin, Greek, Hebrew, various ancient
written languages, and even some Egyptian
Hieroglyphics. Most recently, she was studying
American Sign Language.
In addition to her language studies, Tara enjoyed
anything that allowed her to work her brain and her
hands. She loved word and number puzzles of all
kinds, as well as various crafts such as sewing,
weaving and crocheting. She put these to good use in
her many years of service as a Girl Scout leader and
trainer. She was also active in the local craft and
quilting guilds, as well as in the "Sign & Dine"
group, where she was able to practice her sign
Tara loved Lincoln and considered it her home. But
even more, she loved her Lord. Her Bible and her
prayer notes were her constant companion and comfort
throughout her illness, especially Isaiah 40:31 -
"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their
strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they
will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not