Leona Skinner

Friday, March 22, 2019

Leona Skinner, daughter of Archie Jackson and Velma Rita Ford Durham, was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Slater, Mo. She went to be with her precious Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Mercy Hospital, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 90 years, and 26 days.

On Oct. 7, 1944, she was united in marriage to Thomas O. Skinner, and to this union one daughter was born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas, on Jan. 28, 1997; two brothers, Jearal and Richard Durham; and two sisters, Dorothy Fuemmler, and Patricia Miller.

Alice is survived by a daughter, Janest E. Hager, of Montreal, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jim Morris, Christopher Hager and Samantha Dove; her great-grandchildren, Crystal Rodenbaugh, Conner Morris, Ethan Morris, Jordan Dove, Ella Dove, and five others; two great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was born and raised in Saline County, and received her education there. After she and Thomas were married, they made their home near Marshall, where Alice worked for the H. D. Lee Company for several years. Later, she and Thomas moved to Lebanon and made their home.  

Alice made her profession of faith in Christ early in her life and was a faithful member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon. 

Service for Alice Leona Skinner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Marshall, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be from 10–11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Missouri.