SKELTON, Yvonne, died January 28, 2013. Born January 15, 1924 in Estill County, Kentucky to Harrison and Carrie Richard son, Yvonne was the oldest of five children. She is survived by two sisters, Norma Shepherd and Betty Witt, both of Lexington, Kentucky; and was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Eugene Richardson. Yvonne is mother to three children by her late husband, Tracy Dunaway: Judy Tillack (Jack), Richard Dunaway (Vin), and Debby Dant (Wayne). She is also mother to 3 children by her deceased husband, Stanley Brookshire: Jeff Brookshire; Lauren Myhre (Kevin) and Diane Tuliano (Steve). Yvonne is grandmother to 13, great-grandmother to 10, and great-great-grandmother to 1. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mack Skelton, with whom she had no children. Yvonne grew up singing in her church choir, which she reminisced about often. She will always be remembered for her beautiful voice and her love of music. Her last hours of life were spent peacefully listening to her favorite artist, Ray Charles.

Published in TBO.com on Jan. 30, 2013