SIKESTON - Loretta Joyce Skelton, 63, died Dec. 10, 2004, at her home.
Born Dec. 30, 1940, in Hayti to the late Lawrence and Lottie King Welch, she was a seamstress for Falkoff's Mens Shop for 17 years and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ.
On Jan. 27, 1961, in Sikeston, she married Leonard M. "Jack" Skelton who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2001.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: two sons, Keith Skelton and Jeff Skelton of Sikeston; one daughter, Karyn Placek of Sikeston; one brother, Larry Welch of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Lillian Weston of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Ruth Lane of Cathedral City, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert Herring, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand, officiating.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.