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SKILLINGS, Elwood 90, of Richmond, Indiana passed away Friday, August 16, 2013. He was born August 23, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Glenn & Vernona (Studebaker) Skillings. He attended Manchester College and the University of Dayton. He retired from Delco Products as a sound engineer and farmed near Medway, Ohio before going to Delco. He was an active member of the Richmond Church of the Brethren and was a longtime member of the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren. Elwood is survived by his children, Kathy (Greg) Pennell, John (Donna) Skillings, Beth (Dennis) Funderburg; son-in-law, Gary McGillivray; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Lois) Skillings; sisters, Mary Kathryn (Don) Severs, Nancy (James) Houseman; sisters-in-law, Margie Skillings, Carol Skillings, Martha (Harley) Orr and Marlene (Larry) McVey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Ellen Skillings; their daughter, Karen McGillivray; brothers, Robert & Wilbur Skillings; sister, Bertha Groff and her husband, James. A gathering of family and friends will be 10-11 AM, Thursday, August 22, 2013 with funeral services at 11 AM at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Rd. W, Richmond, IN 47374. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com

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Published in Journal-News from Aug. 20 to Aug. 23, 2013
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