Florence Skelton

Florence Skelton of Crawfordsville, IN, passed away Sunday Nov 4, 2018 at her home, at the age of 95.  Born August 31, 1923, the daughter of Raymond and Evaleen Hilligoss Kennedy.  She graduated from Ben Davis High School and Indiana Business College in Indianapolis, IN.

Florence met Charles W Skelton of Roachdale, IN 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, Florence helped on the farm, raised 3 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 over 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.

She is survived by her children, Phyllis Skelton Stafford of Jacksonville, FL; Patricia Skelton Claycomb and her husband Estell, of Crawfordsville and Charles Wayne Skelton II and his wife Irene (Buckles) of Crawfordsville.   She had 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.


Funeral Service will be on 10:00 AM Friday, November 9, 2018 at Roachdale Christian Church, 1 North Walnut Street, Roachdale, IN 46172, with Pastor Glen McFarland officiating. Burial will take place at 1:30PM in Dover Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 -8:00 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roachdale Christian Church, envelopes will be provided.

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