Dorothy K. Skinner

February 13, 1923 - April 18, 2011

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Dorothy K. Skinner of Kendallville died Monday, April 18, 2011, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

Mrs. Skinner graduated from Portland High School. She was a telephone operator and a proof reader for the Portland newspaper. She moved to this area from Portland 44 years ago.

She was born February 13, 1923, in Ridgeville to Claude and Margaret (Hendrickson) Lemaux. On October 1, 1966, in Kendallville she married Jack Skinner. He survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are a son, Robert (Betty) Garner of Berne; a stepson, Donald (Melody) Skinner of Kendallville; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Frank Lemaux; and a sister, Berenice Lemaux.

Funeral services will be Thursday, at 1 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Rev. G. Scott Pattison of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Calling is Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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