Cleo Inskip(1917 - 2014)

Cleo Inskip

Cleo C. "Skip" Inskip, 96, of Collinsville, Ill. born August 19, 1917, in Pearl, Ill., passed away peacefully Sunday Jan. 19, 2014, at the Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Ill.

Skip was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands. He worked for 45 years and retired from the National Cash Register Company. He belonged to Masonic Order 712 in Collinsville and was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member and enjoyed volunteering at the Copper Creek Christian Church and Faith In Action. Skip was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a friend to many. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be truly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lillie, nee Buchanan, Inskip; his beloved wife of 51 years, Frances nee Miller; his brothers, Earl and Basel Inskip; and a sister, Vera Sibley.

Cleo was the loving father of Linda (Wayne) Powers of Collinsville; grandsons, Brian (Elizabeth) Feig of Collinsville and Brent (Melissa) Feig of Fenton, Mo.; and beloved great-grandchildren, Samantha, Austin, Ethan and Hannah.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cedarhurst Assisted Living, Meridian Village and the Relais Bonne Eau for the love and care given to Skip. Memorials may be made to Copper Creek Christian Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Bowling officiating. Internment St John Cemetery in Collinsville, Ill.

HERR FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 20, 2014