Lucille Opal Carson Skaggs, 94, daughter of Charley and Pearl Greer Carson, was born June 20, 1910, at Cherryvale, Kan. She died Nov. 5, 2004, at Licking Park Manor, where she had been a resident for the last 16 years.She graduated in 1928 from Labette County High School at Altamont, Kan.She married Bert Raymond Skaggs June 18, 1931, at Cherryvale, Kan. They had five children.In 1941, the Skaggs moved from Kansas to Plymouth, Mich. They brought a farm on Piney River in 1946 and moved there. In 1953, they sold the farm and purchased one at Plato. After the children were grown, they sold it and bought a smaller farm nearby.She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.She was a farmer’s wife and baby-sat for her grandchildren as well as children in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri. She loved to sew and make quilts for her family. She grew big gardens every year, canning and freezing, making jelly and sour cream cookies.After her husband’s death in 1971, she sold the farm and moved to Licking.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eunice Stout; brothers, Lloyd Carson and a baby brother who died at birth; two grandsons and one great-grandson who died at birth.Surviving are her children, Raymond Leroy Skaggs of Niangua, James Eugene Skaggs of Plymouth, Mich., and Alma Alice Mooney, Betty Ann Bates and Delbert Leo Skaggs of Licking; 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.Services were Nov. 9 at the Fox Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Jett officiating. Burial was in the Dutch Chapel Cemetery near Plato in Wright County. “

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