Rose Ellen Skidmore, 79, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center.
She was born Oct. 2, 1934, at Elkins, the daughter of the late James Earl Lunsford and Ruby Mae Graham Lunsford.
On July 13, 1955, she was married to Richard Guy Skidmore, who preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1994.
She is survived by two sons, James Richard "Jim" Skidmore and wife, Connie, of Mabie and Jeffrey Guy "Jeff" Skidmore of Elkins; and one daughter, Virginia Ellen "Dutch" Skidmore of Elkins. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Jackie Skidmore Teter and husband, Brad, of Martinsburg and Samantha Ball and husband, Jeff, of Mabie; one great granddaughter, Lindsey Jay Teter; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Brady, Clayton and Carly Ball; and her special dog, Zero.
Mrs. Skidmore sold Avon products in the Elkins area for 37 years, was affiliated with the Elkins Raceway for many years and enjoyed playing bingo. She was a Methodist by faith.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rose Ellen Skidmore. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.