Verl Franklin Scott, 69, former business manager of magazines and a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died April 17, 1989, at his Salt Lake home of cancer.

He was president of the Philippines Missionary Training Center, Manila, from 1985 to 1988 and was director of budgeting and administrative services for the Internal Communications and Priesthood departments and executive director and assistant managing director of the Curriculum Department.In 1946, Mr. Scott became secretary of the Church Information and Statistics Committee. Later he was named advertising director and business manager of The Improvement Era magazine. He was appointed business manager of all magazines in 1970.

Mr. Scott was born July 8, 1919, in Hinckley, Millard County, and was raised in Murray. He served a Western States Mission, where he was president from 1966 to 1969.

Mr. Scott was bishop of the Highland View Ward and also served as bishop in a ward of the University of Utah Second Stake and a high councilor in East Mill Creek Stake. He was the first president of Canyon Rim Stake; a member of the superintendency, Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association, and was a member of the organization's general board.

Funeral will be Friday noon in the Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3000 S. 29th East. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 S. 23rd East, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday in the stake center. Burial will be in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum, 3401 S. Highland Dr. The family suggests contributions to the Utah Division, American Cancer Society, 610 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City 84102.