Loretta Skelton, 80, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at her home. She was born on October 1, 1940 in Nappanee, IN to William & Dorothy (Holderman) Keifer.
She grew up in Nappanee and attended Northridge High School in Nappanee. She moved to Syracuse in 1966 and was married on December 23, 1966 to Ray O. Skelton who survives. She was formerly employed at Syracuse Rubber Company for 20 years and was the owner / operator of her own home cleaning service.
She formerly attended the Church of God in North Webster.
She is survived by:
Husband – Ray Skelton of Syracuse
4 Daughters - Rebecca (Kevin) Enyeart of North Webster, Melanie (Terry) Green of Syracuse, Stephanie Skelton of Syracuse, and Tonya Keifer of Auburn
2 Sons – Ray S. Skelton of North Webster & Steve Stoner of Marcellus, MI
2 Stepdaughters – Cheryl (Rick) Bauman of Elkhart & Brenda (Roger) Baumgartner of New Paris
13 Grand & 18 Gt. Grandchildren
2 Sisters - Wilideen Schrock of Bremen & Barbara Amadeo of Goshen
2 Brothers – Virgil Keifer & Bill Keifer both of Battle Creek, MI
She was preceded in death by her parents and 8 siblings.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. A private family Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.