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SKILLINGS, Ruth Ellen 87, of Richmond, Indiana passed away Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born December 7, 1925 in New Carlisle, Ohio the daughter of the late Howard & Edith (Eichholtz) Barnhart. She worked at Wittenberg University. She was an active member of the Richmond Church of the Brethren and was a longtime member of the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren. Ruth Ellen is survived by her husband of 69 years, Elwood Skillings; children, Kathy (Greg) Pennell, John (Donna) Skillings, Beth (Dennis) Funderburg; son-in-law, Gary McGillivray; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Martha (Harley) Orr, Marlene (Larry) McVey, sisters-in-law, Margie Skillings, Carol Skillings, Mary Kathryn (Don) Severs, Nancy (James) Houseman; brother- in-law, Harold (Lois) Skillings; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Karen McGillivray; sister, Norma Jean; infant brother, Wayne; brothers-in-law, Robert & Wilbur Skillings; sister-in-law, Bertha Groff and her husband, James. A gathering of family and friends will be 10-11 AM Friday, July 5, 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 Habitat for Humanity. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com
Published in Journal-News from July 3 to July 5, 2013
Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home
507 West Jefferson Street New Carlisle, OH 45344