Florence Skelton, 95, Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at her home.
Born Aug. 31, 1923, the daughter of Raymond and Evaleen Hilligoss Kennedy.
She graduated from Ben Davis High School and Indiana Business College in Indianapolis.
Florence met Charles W Skelton of Roachdale while working at Prestolite Battery in Indianapolis. They were married on August 31, 1945. Shortly afterward, they moved to live and farm in Roachdale for over 80 years. As a farm wife and homemaker, Mrs. Skelton helped on the farm, raised three children and was an active member of the Roachdale Christian Church and Roachdale Town and Country Homemakers Club.
Florence also worked at Thomas/Hendricks/CCI/TDS telephone companies for more than 20 years. She loved working jigsaw puzzles and playing Euchre. She and Charles were members of the Greencastle, Lebanon, Cloverdale, Bainbridge Euchre Clubs as well as playing at the VFW.
Following Charles’ death in Oct 2012, Florence moved to Crawfordsville. She continued to play Euchre at the Senior Community Center and worked a different jigsaw puzzle just about everyday.
Survivors include her children, Phyllis Skelton Stafford of Jacksonville, Fla.; Patricia Skelton Claycomb and her husband Estell, of Crawfordsville and Charles Wayne Skelton II and his wife Irene (Buckles) of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at Roachdale Christian Church with Pastor Glen McFarland officiating. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Dover Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Roachdale Christian Church with envelopes provided.
Online condolences may be made at www.serviesmorgan.com