Mabel Skinner

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Mabel Marie Skinner, 71, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Sept. 20, 1931, at McClure, Ill., daughter of Maple and Ruby Klingemann Masterson. She and Troy Lee Skinner were married Oct. 23, 1953. He passed away April 16, 1981.

Mabel was a 1947 graduate of Lutesville High School. She worked at the former Jackson Hosiery Mill from 1948 to 1959. She and Troy owned and operated the former Troy Skinner Coin Laundry in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Kentucky.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, and was a former Girl Scout leader.

Loving survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Bobby Scowden and Brenda and Richard Lincoln, all of Whitewater; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Edna Masterson of Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Helen Miller of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren, Amber Richardson, Rachel and Dillon Lincoln; and two great-grandchildren, Haileigh and Caleb Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.