Master Sergeant Scott Carney Obituary

Master Sergeant Scott M. Carney
Master Sergeant Scott M. Carney
Master Sergeant Scott M. Carney

July 14, 1970 - August 24, 2007
Born in Somerset, Ohio
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Master Sergeant Scott M. Carney, 37, died Friday, August 24, 2007 while performing his duty for our country while assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th ID of the Iowa National Guard, Boone, Iowa. He was the gunner in a vehicle which rolled over in Herat, Afghanistan. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 31 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Scott was born on July 14, 1970 in Somerset, Ohio to John Kenneth and Geneva Sharon Carney. He graduated from Sheridan High School where he wrestled and was a state qualifier. After graduation, Scott joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey; Panama; Wiesbaden, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Casey, Korea and Fort Lee, Virginia. In December of 2000 he joined the Iowa National Guard at Camp Dodge, Iowa as an Active Guard Reserve. Scott accepted a full time position in Boone, Iowa with 2nd Brigade in 2004. He was presented numerous awards throughout his career, including most recently an Army Accommodation Medal, an Iowa Accommodation Medal and the Bronze Star.

Scott met Jeni, his best friend, while stationed together in Germany. They were inseparable from the day they met. After dating for over a year he asked her to marry him on a tarmac while watching planes land at Rhein-Mein Air Force Base near Frankfurt, Germany with a ring he purchased at the PX. They married in Slidell, Louisiana at the Antebellum House in 1992. They began their lives together in Georgia and were shocked with the news that they were going to have twins. Their Boys, Jacob and Justin, were born in 1994. From there they enjoyed raising the children in a loving, fun, Catholic home, wherever that may have been.

After moving to Iowa Scott and his family enjoyed doing everything together. This included, fishing, hunting (but not Jeni), boating, skiing, tubing and camping on Saylorville Lake, bowling, dancing, swimming, N.O. Saints, Ohio State and U of I football, NASCAR and eating at Felix and Oscars. Scott was a wonderful role model to his children, to his fellow soldiers and to everyone who met him. His sense of humor was wacky and sometimes caught people by surprise. He always tried to better himself. Scott was a member of St .Theresa’s Parish for four years where he co-taught 5th grade Religious Education with Jeni before he deployed. He earned his degree from upper Iowa University as a non-traditional student and attended many classes for the Army over the years to further his career. Scott will be remembered by all Iowans as a hero. He will be remembered by his friends and family as the most important person in their lives.

Scott is survived by his wife Jeni; sons Jacob and Justin all of Ankeny, Iowa; his parents; three brothers, Craig (Sharon) Carney of Woodbridge, Virginia, Russell (Holly) Carney and Jason (Jennifer) Carney both of Somerset, Ohio; his sister Lisa Robinson of Somerset Ohio, grandmother, Gertrude Carney of New Lexington, Ohio; Mother in law, Elizabeth Navo of Osceola, Iowa; Father in law, Weldon Mahne of Valdestoa, Georgia; brothers in law, Jamie “Bubba” (Jennifer) Mahne of Jackson, Mississippi and Trey Navo of Ankeny, Iowa and sister in law Megan Navo (Jason Kugler) of Waterloo, Iowa. He is also remembered by many special nieces, nephews and extended family across the country. Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred Carney and Claude and Mary McClintock.

Visitation begins after 3 pm Thursday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm and a vigil service will be held at 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to any Bank of America location in his name.


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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, August 30, 2007
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Friday, August 31, 2007
1:00 PM
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Friday, August 31, 2007