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Funeral services for Betty L. Skinner, 84 of Aledo, formerly of Viola, are Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior to services at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Brookstone Assisted Living or the Viola United Methodist Church. Betty died on May 15, 2022, at Brookstone Assisted Living, Aledo.
Betty Lou was born on November 16, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Marvin W.& Irma (Wulff) Goldsmith. She married David W. Skinner on September 22, 1957, in Clarence, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2006.
Betty was a homemaker and full-time mother. After the children were grown, she worked part time at Morrison’s Greenhouse in Aledo. Her special gift and green thumb loved to rescue flowers by bringing them home and planting them in her own garden. She and her husband, Dave, loved to dance and were especially talented with the jitterbug. Road trips and site seeing was a favorite pastime as well. She was a member of the Mercer County Home Extension and the United Methodist Church. Betty’s family and friends will miss her spunky personality and her quick wit.
Betty is survived by her children and spouses: Bob Skinner of Berwick; Joni & Rock Caldwell of Viola; Julie & Eric Hamilton of Dodgeville, WI; Jill & Mike DeSchepper of Viola; siblings & spouses: Jerry & Wendy Goldsmith of Clarence, IA; Sally & Gary Mohr of Ames, IA; sister-in-law & brother-in-law: Marjorie & Bill Staker of Aledo; Grandchildren and spouses: Paige Skinner, Samantha & Richie Auby, Brittany Bollinger, Briley & Zach Birkey, Brennen & Madison Bollinger, McKara & Taylor Humphrey, Carson Caldwell, Joel & Rachel Hamilton; Lane Hamilton, Emma DeSchepper, Ellie DeSchepper; and great-grandchildren: Creighton, Maddon, Scotlyn, Shea, Della and Rhone. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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