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Shirley M. Skaggs

Shirley M. Skaggs was born August 2, 1926 to parents, Harvey Preston Crites and Ida Evelyn Maskes Crites near Hawley and passed from this life on July 7, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Braman.  She married the greatest love of her life, Eugene R. Skaggs, February 3, 1945 and she became a wife who helped her husband in the ministry and a mother who dearly loved her family.  Shirley had many interests in her life that kept her busy.  As a member of the Southern Baptist Church, her church and the Christian fellowship that she experienced through the meals and special trips that the church took them on filled her with joy.  She spent much of her time crocheting and working puzzles. She also had cats and dogs who were special to her.

Those who have preceded her in death are her husband, Eugene; her parents, Harvey and Ida Evelyn Crites; two brothers, Leslie and Loyd Crites and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Pryce.

Those left to cherish Shirley’s memory are two children, Judy A. Neal and husband, Dale E. of Braman and Larry Skaggs and wife, Candy of Nash; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Kimzey and husband, Delvin of Elk City, Kansas.

Funeral service celebrating the life of Shirley will Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Medford.  Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford.  Viewing at the funeral home will be Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family to help with funeral expenses. 



Expressions from friends and relatives

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff

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Our thoughts and prayers to your families at the loss of Mrs. Skaggs. Fond memories of waiting on she and Gene in  Medford 66 station when I worked there as a kid.
AK, Shirley Armstrong

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