Grace DeSpain Skaggs

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 11 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 at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Revs. Odell Warren and Wayne Burton officiating. Burial follows in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4151
Published in The News-Enterprise on Jan. 17, 2013