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Josephine Rose Skates, 94, of Holland left this earth on June 14, 2014, at Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility with her family by her side. Josephine was born in Toledo on October 24, 1919, to Lawrence and Hortense (Henderson) Montgomery. She married Clive Skates in 1936. Josephine was employed by the Sylvania School System for eighteen years, retiring in 1984.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kay (Wilbur) Hamilton; grandchildren, Laura (Dave) Deck, Lynnett (Warren) Gibson, Steve (Donna) Hamilton, LeeAnne (Shane) Johnson and Linda (Bart) Critchfield; nine great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, and numerous devoted nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clive; son, Lee; sisters, Marvel and Mary, and brothers, Joseph and Richard.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home where funeral services will begin Friday, June 20 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the entire staff of Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility, especially Denise, for her loving care and compassion.

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Published in Toledo Blade from June 18 to June 19, 2014
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