Ramona Skittenhelm
1932 - 2020
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Skittenhelm, Ramona Chelsea, Michigan Age 87, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 9, 1932 in Knobel, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles Lee Shores and Freda G. Cole. Ramona moved to Ann Arbor at 9 years old with her mother. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1950. Ramona worked at Michigan Bell as an operator. On June 11, 1952, she married John Skittenhelm in Toledo, Ohio, and later moved to Chelsea, where they raised their three children. From 1969-93, she worked at University Microfilms International, later called Bell & Howell, where she was a lead Quality Control. After retiring, Ramona and John traveled all over the US, and would spend winters in Gulf Shores, AL. Ramona enjoyed reading, and going for walks. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include 3 children, Thomas (Ronda) Skittenhelm of Gregory, Julie Day of Chelsea, Susan (William) Callaway of Manchester; 6 grandchildren, Kelsey & Kendra Skittenhelm, Amy (Scott) Day- Yaede, Cara (Brian) Callaway-Lucier, Matthew (Tiffany) Callaway, Ian (Katie) Callaway; 3 great-grandchildren, Jack & Vivian Callaway, Gavin Lucier; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2015. The family will receive friends on Wed., Oct. 28 at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Due to Covid restrictions, please call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to schedule a time to visit. A private grave side service will be held at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.


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Published in Ann Arbor News from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, 2020.
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October 30, 2020
Matt, so Sorry for your loss.
Kimberly Shanks
Classmate
October 25, 2020
Tom and Ronda,
So sorry to hear of Ramona's passing. We will always remember her great smile and greetings in the hallways on Zeeb Road. May all the wonderful memories help you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. All our best. Kitty and Larry Adkins.
Larry Adkins
Friend
October 25, 2020
My condolences to the family.
So sorry for you loss
Jeanette Harris O'Donnell
October 25, 2020
Tom, Sue, and Julie,
So sorry to see that your mom passed away. Always likes Ramona.
Carol( Schittenhelm) Higgins
Family
October 25, 2020
My deepest sympathy go out to Tom and Ronda during this very sad and difficult time.
Ramona was such a special, happy, upbeat, beautiful lady that I’m happy to have had the pleasure to know and work with. Such a loss.
Thoughts and prayers, my friends! ❤
Kellie Sovoda
Friend
October 24, 2020
My dearest condolences to the family. She was a beautiful lady and such a good friend to my late grandma, Janet Schulze.
I pray peace and comfort to the family at this time.
Hugs and Love
Amber (Cathy Andrews' daughter)
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