Kathreen R. “Kate” Skelton

Kathreen R. Skelton

Virden – Kathreen (Kate) R. Skelton, 87 of Virden, IL, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Kate was born July 22, 1932 in Auburn. She was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Szerknis. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1950.

She married Darrell Skelton, October 29, 1952 at the Virden Church of the Brethren. She farmed and worked alongside her husband until they retired in 1993. Kate was an active member of the Church of The Brethren in Virden and spent many years singing in the choir. Her favorite hobbies were singing, sewing, reading and cooking for family and friends.

Surviving are her four children, Michael (Karen) Skelton of Auburn, Carol Ramm of Virden, Mary Kay (Lance) Steahly of Milliken, Colorado, and James Skelton of Pawnee; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Joanna Miller of Mesa, Arizona and 1 uncle, Charles Urban of Wilmington, Illinois.

Kate is preceded in death by her husband, Darrell and sister, Mary Helen Potter.

Cremation rites were accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, with no services planned and burial of ashes at a later date. Memorials may be made to Grand Prairie of the West Library, Virden or to the Virden Church of the Brethren. Please visit; www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

9 thoughts on “Kathreen R. “Kate” Skelton

  1. Oh what a greeting she will give Heaven! Kate always had a ready smile & encouraging word. Your Mother will be missed. She was a living example of love in action. Simple, hard-working, persevering, sharing her home-made talents with many….are the memories I have when her name is said. That is a beautiful legacy.

  2. My sympathy to the Skeleton family. Kate was a sweet lady & beautiful singer. May you be comforted with your wonderful memories.

  3. Sure will miss seeing Kate at our KC morning walks. She was always happy and liked to kid others. We are praying for her family and many friends.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Kate was a kind, strong, and lovely lady and always a joy to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Skelton family.

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