Beatrice Muriel Skala
Beatrice Muriel Skala, 80, Parkville, Mo., died Friday (1/21/05) at Garden Valley Manor Nursing Center and Rehab after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Born on Oct. 30, 1924, in Harvey Station, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Cecil and Frances Christie. On April 5, 1945, at Quoddy Village, Maine, she married Lumir Lewis Skala. Resident of Canada until her marriage, at which time she moved to the United States and became an American citizen on November 14, 1951. Mrs. Skala worked as an insurance secretary in several states, and before her retirement in 1974, she worked for Farm and Home Savings Association-Guaranty Insurance Agency, in Sedalia, Mo.

Survivors: daughter, Pamela Jean (Flanagan) Bayless and her husband Terry Bayless, Parkville, Mo.; grandson, Shawn Kelly Flanagan and his wife, Ye Chun, Fairfax, Va.; sisters, Christine Reid, Milltown, New Brunswick, Canada, Helen Corey, Harvey Station, New Brunswick, Canada, Carol Ann Little and husband Lawrence, Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Preceded in death by; husband, mother, father, sisters, Dorothy Margaret Goode, Charlotte "Lottie" Lord; brother, John "Jack" Christie.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. The Rev. Rod Lyon. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete.
Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Jan. 22, 2005.
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My deepest sympathy is extended to Pam, Terry, Shawn & Chun. Words cannot tell the sadness I feel for all of you. Aunt Bea will be missed by all. Some people you only see for a small amount of time in life leave the most wonderfull memories. That can be said of all of my memories of Aunt Bea.
I always enjoyed talking to her on the phone. Usually a couple of times a year. Do keep in touch

Love Jack
Jack Goode
January 22, 2005
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