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Lois Ann Shortridge Skeens
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Obituary for Lois Ann Shortridge Skeens

Lois Ann Shortridge Skeens, 80 years of age of Grundy, VA, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Buchanan General Hospital. Born July 11, 1937 in Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Elmer Shortridge and Georgie Perkins Shortridge.

Lois was a member of Grundy Church of Christ, loved the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball, enjoyed baking and shopping on QVC and loved her feline friends. She worked part time for Levisa Pharmacy, retired from the Buchanan County School Board having drove a school bus for twenty eight years. A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Freelin “Bobby” Skeens, daughter Denise Fay Skeens Charles, brother Elmer Keaster Shortridge and sister Dorothy Jean Shortridge Elias.

Survivors include her sons Robert Wayne Skeens and wife Lisa and Randall Skeens and wife Janice all of Grundy, VA; sisters Phyllis Shortridge Stiltner and husband James Harold of Atlanta, GA, Betty Shortridge Dubin and husband Malcolm of Cincinnati, OH, Mildred Fay Shortridge Connor and husband Terry of Phoenix, AZ.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Jonathan Skeens, Jamie Skeens, Carolyn Owens, Cody Skeens and Savannah Lowe, several nieces, nephews, friends and her feline friends.

Funeral service for Lois Ann Shortridge Skeens will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Dennis Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Shortridge, Quintin Shortridge, Cody Skeens, Will Lowe, Caleb Howard and Tony Charles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Perkins, Jimmy Perkins, Tim Stacy, Kenny Clevinger, Jack Yates, Phillip Justice, Joel Thornbury, David Thornbury, Rebecca Thornbury, Donna Bowman, Truler Smith and Dr. Kabaria.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA, Monday, April 30, 2018 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Lois Ann Shortridge Skeens have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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