Rachel Skidmore, 98, died Jan. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1913, in Bison, she was the daughter of John C. and Kathryn E. (Steitz) Scheuerman. A resident of Great Bend since 1938, she was a homemaker. She completed nine years of school in Rush County. On Oct. 1, 1939, she married William F. Skidmore in Otis. He died in January 1996.
Mrs. Skidmore was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Violet Harris of Las Vegas, Nev.; three nieces, Janice Dennis of Woodward, Okla., Janet Lohrding of Bella Vista, Ark. and Marilyn Burton of Great Bend; and three nephews, and Don Tracy of Great Bend, Gary Scheuerman of Garden City and Bill Scheuerman of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, William; five sisters, Mary, Katie, Bertha, Clara and Hilda; two nephews, Glenn Scheuerman and Norman Tracy; and a niece, Elnora Steitz.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2401 24th, in Great Bend with Pastor Jim Strasen officiating. Friends may visit from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Charter Funerals and from 9:30-10:20 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church or Cedar Park Place.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 27, 2011