E. Virginia Skinner (1921 - 2015)

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E. Virginia Skinner, formerly of Reynoldsville, passed away peacefully at DuBois Village Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the age of 93. She fought the good fight.
Born Oct. 3, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Reed and Helen Dinger Lettie. She was born and raised on the family farm in Green Valley near Knoxdale.
Virginia graduated at the age of 15 from Punxsutawney High School in 1937 and shortly thereafter moved to Reynoldsville, where she spent most of her adult life. She was married to Blair O. Skinner June 29, 1941, at the First Baptist Church in Reynoldsville. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1990.
Virginia was a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom while her children were at home. She later worked as the "cafeteria lady" at C.G. Johnson School in Reynoldsville. She also worked at the Burial Case Company in Reynoldsville and later was a press operator at Brockway Pressed Metals before retiring.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She enjoyed quilting and doing crafts. She also maintained a vegetable garden and the spring flowers around her home were a source of pride. She enjoyed baing a part of the ministry of First Baptist Church in Reynoldsville, having served on the Women's Missionary Committee for many years. She was a member of the Brockway Homemakers.
Virginia is survived by sons, Allen B. (Nancy) Skinner of Rittman, Ohio, and Phillip R. Skinner of Brockport; grandchildren, Shawna Skinner of North Royalton, Ohio, Charles (Melissa) Skinner of Brentwood, Tenn., Jeremy (Georgia) of Lakeland, Fla. and Thomas (Lindsey) of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; her pride and joy, great-granddaughter baby Virginia (Charles and Melissa); a brother, Donald (Arlette) Lettie of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, June (Don) Barnoff of Detriot. She is also survived by her tablemates at the Village, Ida, Pearl and Kathryn, whom she enjoyed being with very much.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers: Sam, Walt, Ray, Jim and Clarence Lettie.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robin Fernandez officiating. Burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Renoldsville, 516 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851, or to the Reynoldsville Public Library, 460 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851.
The family extends thanks to everyone at DuBois Village for the wonderful care given to Virginia during her stay and also to the Penn Highlands Hospice nurses, aides, and volunteers who made Virginia's last days much more comfortable.
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Reynoldsville, PA 15851
(814) 653-8256
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2015