OBITUARY

Christine Worth Skeen

May 25, 1944February 25, 2013

Christine Worth Skeen Chris, age 68, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away peacefully in her residence, on February 25, 2013, after an extended illness of lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Born May 25, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Emery Worth, Sr. and Winifred Evans Worth. Survived by husband, John Payton Skeen, 68 of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Skeen just celebrated their forty-eighth wedding anniversary. They were married February 20, 1965. Mrs. Skeen graduated from Anderson High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University where she studied Business. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Mrs. Skeen taught sixth grade for several years at Georgetown Elementary School. She then stayed at home to raise her children, occasionally working in the church office. Chris and John moved to Mint Hill, NC in 1979 where Chris worked as a substitute teacher at Independence High School, in Mint Hill, NC. She attended Blair Road Methodist Church for 23 years where she was on the Finance Committee, Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Mary Helen Wilson Circle, taught Sunday School and sang in the Choir. Mrs. Skeen worked at Dover Mortgage for fourteen years when she retired in 2006. She then moved to The Villages, Florida for five years where she was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge, before returning to Mint Hill in 2012. Mrs. Skeen and family traveled to the Outer Banks every year from July 1973 to the present for a vacation with long time friends Jim and Mary Hamilton, of Murrysville, PA. She was a die-hard fan of The Ohio State University football team, going to watch the games at the OSU alumni headquarters in Charlotte. Mrs. Skeen was survived by one daughter, Kelly Skeen Eudy, (Mark) and one son John McGuire Skeen, (Heather). She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren: Wesley Dalton Stamey, Taylor Davis Eudy, Jordan Ayers Eudy, Madeline Rayne Badgett, Alexandra McGuire Skeen, Delaney Buchanan Skeen and Morgan Payton Skeen. She is also survived by her siblings William Emery Worth Jr. (Nancy), Marsha Murphy (Rick), Susan Kroviak (James), Peter Thomas Worth (Mary), and Andrew Anson Worth (Molly). She was a beloved niece to Marjorie Evans Merten, Thomas Lang Evans, and the late Jeanette Evans Jones, Ruth Worth Bush, and Robert Worth. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Rd Mint Hill NC 28227, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements provided by McEwen Funeral Home – Mint Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Buddy Keels

March 9, 2013

John and John and Kelly - I enjoyed working with Chris for many years at Dover. She always broke the boredom of accounting with her love of the Buckeyes. We had many fun times discussing football and family life. You and the many friends and family are in my prayers. May the memories of the good times help you through this difficult time.

Danny and Linda Mills

March 5, 2013

John and Family,
We are very sorry to hear about Chris. You were great neighbors when you lived in the Villages. We have a lot of great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

March 2, 2013

THE SKEEN FAMILY.....YOU LIVED OUT HERE AT THE POLO CLUB COMMUNITY FOR ONLY A SHORT TIME....BUT WE GOT TO KNOW A VERY LOVELY LADY...CHRIS....AND HER HUSBAND JOHN.....MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.......JOYCE HOOKS

Rhonda Ferguson

March 1, 2013

John and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories that you have of her provide comfort.

February 28, 2013

Dear John and Family,
Sending lots of love and prayers your way. We will surely remember all the fun times growing up on Beechmont Ave. and all the years at Anderson (slumber parties, band, double dating to prom, etc.) Hope your memories bring you comfort and peace.
Phil and Judy Walker Stratmann

February 28, 2013

The Skeen Family

We have very fond memories of your mom as you both went through Northeast. Know we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Helen Neubauer
Cheryl Pulliam

February 28, 2013

John and Family,
We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was a great wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend of many...and exceptional ambassador of The Ohio State University. Cherish your journey down memory lane and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John and Tracy Chandler

February 28, 2013

To John and the entire Skeen Family

We are so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. We have any fond memories of the Dover Days and appreciate all that Chris brought and gave to Dover Mrotgage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ed and Joye Joye

Jimmy Bell

February 27, 2013

Mr. Skeen, John & Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of the countless times of hanging out at your house during our high school years. Mrs. Skeen always took such good care of us and she will be trully missed. God Bless each of you.

Cathy Hager

February 27, 2013

John Skeen and Family - you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know she will be missed.