Monday, October 4, 2010

Florence V. "Flo" Skillman

Wellsville, NY - Florence V. "Flo" Skillman a former resident of Johnson Street passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. On December 17, 1920 in Cleveland Ohio she was born to Arthur and Lillian Dean Earl. In Whitesville on March 28, 1947 she married Franklin A. Skillman who predeceased her on September 13, 1974.

Flo grew up in Irondequoit and moved to this area in the early 1940's. While raising her 6 daughters she worked for the Giant Food Mart and later retired from Peterson's Drug Store after many years of service. Flo had a passion for bowling, at one time she was on 5 different leagues and she bowled up until 2009. She enjoyed baseball and rooted for both the Yankee's and the Met's. Flo will be remembered for her hand made coasters and perpetual calendars as well as always having a camera. She had been a former member and officer of the Women of the Moose, the Cheery Circle in Whitesville and the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Mulberry Twig. Flo truly loved her family and will be missed by them all.

Survivors include: 6 daughters, Marilyn (Bill) Edwards of Irondequoit: Sheila (Bill) Greene of Andover: Linda Weinreber of Wellsville: Sandra (Timothy) Aiken of Wellsville: Kathy (Dale) Mills of Port Edward and Carol (John) Spicer of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a former son in law Rick Dodd; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by: a son Frank in 1960; 3 son in laws, David Hullihen in 1999, Mark Weinreber in 2008 and Edward Klein in 1992; a grandson Jesse Dodd in 1992; 2 sisters, Leona Snyder and Louella Stilwell and a brother Howard Earl.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. Her Funeral service will take place Thursday at 11am in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to Christian Temple Soup Kitchen or to the Angel Food Ministries.

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