Archive for Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Obituary: Veral W. Skaggs


June 20, 2007

Graveside services for Veral W. Skaggs, 94, were Monday, June 18, at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth.

Mr. Skaggs died Friday, June 15, 2007, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, where he had been a resident the past two years. He was born March 28, 1913, the son of Robert and Gertrude Husted Skaggs.

He grew up in Centropolis and the Kansas City area.

Mr. Skaggs retired in 1975 after 33 years with Phillips Petroleum Co. After moving to the Jarbalo area in 1953, he was also a farmer and raised cattle.

He married Genevieve Rockers on April 18, 1936. She died Dec. 2, 2004.

A daughter, Verlene McKinzie, and a baby granddaughter also died earlier.

Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Skaggs, Oskaloosa; a daughter Joanheresa Lowe, rural Leavenworth; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Charter Funerals, Leavenworth, handled arrangements.

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