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BETTY JANE COCHRAN SKIDMORE, 89, of Madison, W.Va., passed away peacefully May 5, 2018. She was born September 10, 1928, in Diana, W.Va., to the late Robert and Bertha Carpenter Cochran of Webster Springs, W.Va. She worked as a hairdresser briefly after graduating Webster High School. Her remaining years were spent as a loving mother and homemaker. She was a 50-plus-year member of Madison Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth John Skidmore; and her brother, Robert L. Cochran, his wife Carolyn and their daughter Lori, all of Elkins, W.Va. She is survived by her children, John (Wanda) Skidmore of Huntington, W.Va., Joyce (David) Birley of Madison, W.Va., and James (Teresa) Skidmore of Madison, W.Va.; her grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Skidmore of Ashland, Ky., Angela Skidmore of Huntington, W.Va., and Sydney Birley of Madison, W.Va., also Dustin and Danielle of Madison, W.Va.; and a special companion pet, Madison. Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in the town of Richwood, W.Va. Pastor James Butcher of Madison Baptist Church officiated the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Madison Baptist Church. You may express your condolences to the family at
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Handley Funeral Home - Danville
439 Phipps Ave. PO Box 175
Danville, WV 25053
(304) 369-0718
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Published in Southern WV from May 14 to May 16, 2018