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age 97, of Stow, and formerly of Dover, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Stow-Glen Retirement Village. Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Lindentree, near Mineral City, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ada Strouse Owens. Katherine graduated from Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, Mich., in 1934, and a little over a year later, on Sept. 18, 1935, married Kenneth Earl Skinner. The couple reared two daughters, and shared nearly 61 years of marriage before Earl's passing on May 12, 1996. Katherine was a loving homemaker who especially enjoyed her grandchildren and all of their progeny. She was fond of reading, was a member of the Mogadore United Methodist Church, and volunteered at Akron Children's Hospital.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jackie (Herb) Shreiner of Massillon, and Sharon Walker of Stow; her five grandchildren; her nine great-grandchildren; and her two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, and her beloved Earl, a great-grandson preceded Katherine in death.
Katherine's life will be celebrated in a private family service in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, officiated by Pastor David Wing. Burial will be in Dover Burial Park. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Katherine, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the funeral home's website. The family would like to express their appreciation to Stow-Glen Retirement Village for the excellent care Katherine received thereThank You So Very Much! It is suggested that contributions in Katherine's memory be made to the hospice organization of the donor's choice.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 N Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Published in The Times Reporter on Oct. 24, 2013