Annette "Netsy" (McKenny) Scott

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Annette "Netsy" (McKenny) Scott
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Date of Death: 
July 7 1992

Annette "Netsy" McKinney Scott passed away on July 7, 1992. Netsy was an interior designer from 1948 to 1972 and was one of the most well-respected members of the design community. She served as adviser to the Opera Gala Guild Designers' Show Houses, and was consultant for the restoration of the Harry P. Leu House in Leu Botanical Gardens in the early 1980s. Mrs. Scott helped many beginning designers learn the business and establish themselves in the community. She was one of the founding members of the Florida chapter of the American Society of Interior Design.

Netsy was a descendant of the McKenneys, one of Orlando's pioneer families. She moved to Orlando in 1916 from Smithville, Georgia her family homestead was in the parking lot of what is now the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, where Mrs. Scott was a lifelong member. She even designed the interior of the church's Reformation Chapel.

Mrs. Scott also was founder and first president of Junior League of Orlando in 1931, and a member of the Rosalind Club and the Orlando Country Club. She attended Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She is survived by a daughter, Annette Heye of Clearwater, a sister, Kate McKenney Corkhill, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Scott was also a member of the Third Friday Book Club - the longest running book club in the history of Central Florida. She was a member for almost 20 years from 1973 to 1992. Read more about the Third Friday Book Club at

Place of Birth: 
Smithville, Georgia, United States
Place of Death: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Orlando, Florida, United States

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