Daphne Skirvin Lare

Daphne Skirvin Lare

Staff Sergeant Daphne Skirvin Lare, age 28 of Clarksville, TN, entered this life on February 17, 1985 in Carrollton, KY. She was the loving daughter of Rodney Dwayne and Noriada Skirvin. She was raised in Madison, IN and was a 2003 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

Shortly after high school, Daphne enlisted into the Indiana National Guard and was based at the 1438th Transportation Company at Camp Atterbury. She was a proud American Soldier who served honorably during two tours of duty in Iraq. She attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was serving currently in the 2113th Transportation Company based in Paducah, KY. She was loved and respected by all with whom she served.

Daphne had suffered the death of her father on April 9, 2005 when he was killed in an accident at work. He was also a Veteran, and she continued on with her service and fulfilling her father's legacy.

Daphne was united in marriage to Adam Joseph Lare on September 3, 2008 at the Broadway Fountain in downtown Madison, by Madison Mayor, Tim Armstrong. This union was blessed with one son, Leyton Adam. Daphne was a proud mother and Leyton was the love of her life. She was attending DeVry University and was studying business management health services. She had resided in Clarksville since 2011 and enjoyed physical fitness and staying fit. Daphne found joy in music, loved being with her sister, caring for her mother and socializing with friends. Daphne had a smile that could light up the room, and was a trusted friend to all that crossed her path. She enjoyed watching University of Kentucky Basketball with family and friends. Daphne touched so many lives, was a passionate inspiration to many and will be grievously missed.

Daphne died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:20 a.m., at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

A Loving Family: Daphne will be missed by husband, Adam Joseph Lare; her son, Leyton Adam Lare; mother, Noriada Camano Skivin; her sister, Lana Grace Skirvin-Clare; her nephew, Ryder Clare; her aunts, Cynthia Tingle, Audrey Hamilton; her uncles, Greg Skirvin, Jerry Skirvin; several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by father, Rodney Dwayne Skirvin; her grandmother, Marjorie Ashcraft Skirvin Moore.

Funeral Ceremony: Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11 a.m., by Chaplain Bill Draper of the Kentucky National Guard, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, IN. Interment will take place in the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Madison, IN.

Friends may call Monday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, IN.

Military Honors: A final salute will be conducted on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion and the 2113th Transportation Company from Paducah, KY, followed by full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leyton Adam Lare Education Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, (812) 265-5577.

Funeral Home

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
325 Demaree Drive Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-5577

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Jan. 28, 2014