- February 8, 1916 - February 6, 2013
- Valley Bend, West Virginia
of Phyllis' Passing
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“So sorry we couldn't attend the services today due to Karen is getting ready to have a brain surgery procedure Monday. Love, Bill & Karen Pennington.
1 of 22 | Posted by: Karen
“Tommy, Billy, Connie and David, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady and for me a special aunt. Always loved visiting her...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Skidmore Raines - Maryville, TN
sorry to hear about your mom
if there's any thing we can do let us know.
3 of 22 | Posted by: Jim And Darlene - Friend
“Aunt Phyllis was such a kind and gentle soul. She always welcomed me into her home and I enjoyed spending time in her and Uncle Freeman's home on...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Patty (Skidmore) Lipscomb - VA
“Dear Skidmore Family, May caring thoughts comfort you at the time of sorrow, Our Deepest Sympathy to the family
5 of 22 | Posted by: Troy & Bobbie McCauley - friend
“only thing I know to do is keep it sweet and simple,i love you and will miss you everyday and all day! your the best :)
6 of 22 | Posted by: kathleen (katie) flerx - elkins, WV
“Mom mom, I love you so much! Happy birthday. I know you'll go to heaven and be surrounded with children just like you wanted. I loved having a great...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: April Eder - New Egypt , NJ
“We will miss her here but I know heaven's doors welcomed her with loving, embracing arms. I always felt like one of her adopted grandchildren and am...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Kate McArthur - Elkins, WV
“Phyllis, how do I say goodby to the most loving and warmest person I have ever met in my life?
I don't know, so I'll just say goodby but know that...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: robert flerx - grand-son in -law
“You Are My Hero Grandma,I Have Adored You All My Life,You Always Made Me Feel Loved,Always There When I Needed To Talk.I Feel Comfort Knowing You Are...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: terry ann skidmore flerx
“Sister Skidmore, as I always called her, was one of the most kind and warm people I have ever met. Often when visiting from college or later she...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Douglass McArthur - Elkins, WV
“grandma skidmore was a wonderful lady and we are going to miss her dearly.rip grandma skidmore
12 of 22 | Posted by: lori self
“words can not say what a wonderful woman my grandma was she never meet a stranger every one was welcomed in her house she was a great lady wish i...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: angela skidmore tacy - WV
“May God richly bless you children and their families. Much love to each and everyone of them. Farewell dear friend until we meet again.
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lorena Bennett - Beverly, WV
“I enjoyed visting Phyllis
15 of 22 | Posted by: Hobert H Corley Jr. - Cousin
“Dave, Tess and family,
Heaven truly has received a wonderful angel. She truly was a grand lady. Thinking of you all.
16 of 22 | Posted by: Diana and Dave - Elkins, WV
“Oh, Aunt Phyllis - you always baked the best pies, told the warmest family stories, and kept the most loving home. I'll miss you always.
17 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Lea Corley - niece
“Tom.Bill,David and Connie we send our sympathy. We were neighbors at Monterville God Bless all
18 of 22 | Posted by: Dora Hamrick Winkler and Blainei - WV
“Skidmore Family,I am so sorry for your loss.Phyllis was a very sweet lady,and allways had a kind word for others.
19 of 22 | Posted by: Charlene Smith - Elkins , WV
“As my favorite neighbor of many years ago, I pray and believe that heaven just got another angel.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Billie Cool - Mineral, VA
“The world has lost a very remarkable lady. Our prayers are with the family as they go thru this difficult time. May Heavenly Father give you all the...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Ronnie & Dorinda Grumbine
“I can remember to this day when my mom Jennifer use to sell avon to her such a wonderful person so many times we sat and talked and talked for at...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Amanda Kyle - Elkins, WV - Friend
PHYLLIS MARIE CORLEY SKIDMORE, age 96 years, a resident of Valley Bend, WV, departed this life early Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013 at the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center at Elkins, WV.
She was born Tuesday, February 8, 1916 at Randolph County, WV a daughter of the late Russell B. and Rachel L. Wagner Corley. On April 6, 1933, she was married to Thomas Freeman Skidmore, who preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons Thomas R. Skidmore and wife Betty, Elkins, William J. Skidmore, and David A. Skidmore and wife Tess, all of Valley Bend; one daughter, Connie Clark and husband John, Bel Air, MD; three brothers, Aderian Corley, Cleveland, OH, Donald Corley, and Homer J. Corley, both of Akron, OH; one sister, Shirley Baldwin, Akron, OH; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren; and eleven great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are four brothers; Deward, William, Kenneth, Gary Corley; one daughter, Kathleen Skidmore Munka; two grandsons, Ricky Skidmore and Bradley Russell Skidmore.
Phyllis attended the schools of Junior, Gage, Meriden and Weaver, had worked for the United States Postal Service at Mill Creek, retiring in 1968.
Even in the service of her fellow man, Phyllis Corley Skidmore was lovingly called by many names. Throughout her life she seamlessly maintained the roles of wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, missionary and caretaker.
She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a staunch advocate for humanity. She loved life, family, friends, faith, fun and hard work, but most of all she loved children. She always said "I know that my heaven will be filled with Children."
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 to 8 PM, Friday. On Saturday February 9th Mrs. Skidmore will be moved to The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints where Final Rites will be conducted at 1 PM. Bishop Ralph Bennett will officiate and interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville, WV. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corporation 169 Diamond St. Elkins, WV 26241.
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