Helen Louise Skipworth, 79, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 11:22 p.m., Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 peacefully, at Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood, Kansas.
Helen was born in Miltonvale, Kansas on February 9, 1939, a daughter of Edna Mae (Spratlen) Liby-Ryals and Carl Ernest Liby.
Helen attended the Concordia and Glasco schools and graduated from Glasco High School, Glasco, Kansas in 1957. She later attended the ERTI in Omaha, Nebraska for Airline Attendant.
Helen was a homemaker and worked for Duckwalls, for Farmers Clothing Store, McPherson Country Club, Elk’s Lodge B.P.O.E. 502 and McPherson Park School all of McPherson, Kansas.
Helen was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2415 Ladies Auxiliary, McPherson, Kansas; and a member of the Excel Camping Club. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, her dogs and camping at the lake with the Excel Camping Club.
Helen Louise Liby was united in marriage to Thomas Nolan Skipworth, Jr. on September 18, 1960 at the First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson. This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons and a daughter, Timothy, Patrick and Linda.
She is survived by her children, Timothy Skipworth and his wife Elizabeth, of Zebulon, Georgia; Patrick Skipworth, of McPherson, Kansas and Linda Skipworth, of Atwood, Kansas; her siblings, Eugene “Gene” Liby, of McPherson, Kansas; Alice Dietz and her husband Danny, of Glasco, Kansas; her grandchildren, Patrick Skipworth, Jr., of McPherson, Kansas; Jerrod Skipworth, of Lawrence, Kansas; Amy Satterfield and her husband Shane, of Great Bend, Kansas; her great-grandchildren, Hayden Skipworth, of Texas, Haylee Skipworth, of Texas and Aaliyah Skipworth; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Norma Jean Albers and her husband Tom Skipworth, Jr.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.
Funeral service will be Monday, August 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating. VFW Auxiliary will provide member services.
Burial will be at a later date at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Atwood Lions Club and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, Kansas 67460.