Grace (DeSpain) Skaggs

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  • "One of the most beautiful souls that God gave the breathe..."
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Grace DeSpain Skaggs, 86, of Mount Sherman, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elizabethtown.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church, a former employee of Jefferson Wood Work in Louisville and retired from Community Towel Service in Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie "Judd" Skaggs; her parents, Richard and Ida Skaggs DeSpain; and her siblings, Gertrude Skaggs, Raymond DeSpain, Amy Shoffner, Everett DeSpain, Lonnie Detrice DeSpain, Alma DeSpain, John Thomas DeSpain, Darlene Underwood, Nora Alice Modaffari, Katherine Thompson and Delcie Marie Warren.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty "Judy" (Jarrett) Nelson of Vine Grove; two granddaughters, Lesley (Brian) Carrico and Michelle (Chris) Yates; and four great-grandsons, Joey (Jenny) Clemens, Jeremy Clemens, Drue Yates and Jacob Yates.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Revs. Odell Warren and Wayne Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4151
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Jan. 16, 2013