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Velma L. Skouby

Monday, October 18, 2004

Velma L. Skouby, 90, of Marshall, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Soloist Dale Sassmann will sing "How Great Thou Art," "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Old Rugged Cross," with accompaniment by pianist Julie Lewis. Pallbearers will be Jimmie Aulgur, Paul Aulgur, Jim Thomas Sr., Jim Thomas Jr., Harry Baker and Don Underwood. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church or Hazel Grove Cemetery Association.

Born May 10, 1914, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Irvine Nathaniel Blackerby and Lilly Shrader Blackerby. On Feb. 1, 1933, she married Eldo Skouby, who preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1976. She had lived in Saline County most of her life and was a homemaker. She retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Marshall.

Survivors include one brother, Clarence Blackerby of Sedalia; two sisters, Hazel Blackerby of Marshall and Doris Jones of Sedalia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Blackerby; and one sister, Elsie Prevo.