SIKESTON -- Maude Ellen Skelton, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:52 a.m. Aug. 25, 2008, at her home.
Born May 6, 1923, in Advance, to the late Frank and Laura Poole Barker, she had been employed for many years with Charleston Schools. She later joined her husband, John, working at Auto Tire & Parts Co. in Charleston until her retirement.
On June 11, 1939, she married John Skelton Jr., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1988.
Six sisters, three brothers, a grandson, John Paul Skelton; and a granddaughter, Vivian Gail Nicholson, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Frankie Skelton of Charleston, Bill and Paula Skelton of Scott City and Nathan and Barbara Skelton of Sikeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Ann and Bob McReynolds of Sikeston and Debbie Sue and Bruce Ray of Benton; two sisters, Maxine Jennings of Dexter and Norma Sitzes of Searcy, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dennis Lowe, pastor of Unity Baptist Church of Benton, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Mike Skelton, John Bryan Skelton, Keith Skelton, Micah Moyers, Noah Moyers and Caleb Foust.
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The family requests memorial donations be made to:
P.O. Box 1608
Sikeston, MO 63801