OBITUARY

Sue (Dennis) Skeen

June 1, 1925April 26, 2021
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Lawrence E., and Sue D. Skeen, after 77 years of marriage, went to be with their Lord and Savior, a day apart Larry age 99, Sunday, April 25, 2021 then Sue age 95, Monday, April 26, 2021 both at their residence. Larry was born and raised on the family farm in Harriet, Ohio to the late Harlan and Bernice (Post) Skeen. He was the valedictorian of his 1940 graduating class from Marshall High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1944. He traveled all over the world for his job with Bauer Brothers and retired after thirty years of service. Larry was a Sunday school teacher, church board member, and faithful prayer warrior. He was the last surviving charter member of Beatty Fire Station #1, and a 32degree Mason, member of St. Andrew’s Lodge #619 F&AM. Larry was quite the tradesman he built two homes for his family, then helped build one for his son’s family, and then supervised the build of his granddaughter’s home. Sue was born in Paris, Kentucky to the late Walter and Minnie(Plummer)Dennis. She is the last and the youngest of their eleven children. She too is a graduate of Marshall High School and was a professional seamstress with the Singer Company. She tailored every suit Larry wore. She sewed her children’s and granddaughter’s wedding and bridal party dresses. Sue was a sewing exhibit judge for the Clark County Fair for over thirty years. She was a faithful servant for her church as well; she organized the funeral meals and used her sewing talents for every choir robe, costume, curtain or decoration the church might need. Larry and Sue eloped February 5, 1944 in Tipp City, Ohio, and were later crowned King and Queen of the “Golden Wedding Anniversary Party”, at the Clark County Fair in 2017. They were snowbirds and traveled to Mission, Texas every winter in their Airstream trailer. They were lifelong faithful members of the Trinity Missionary Church. They were always and now shall remain together. They are preceded in death by their son-in-law Nick Vail and are survived by their children Danny(Carolyn)Skeen, and Kathy Vail grandchildren: Traci Skeen(Tammy Shoemaker), Gretchen(Rex)Minteer, all of Springfield, and Kelly(Jarrod)Ulrey of Westerville, great-grandchildren: Jared Shoemaker, Clayton and Avery Minteer, and Gideon, Elias, and Chase Ulrey, and Larry’s baby sister Norma Jean Edwards of Hillsboro, a host of extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Family Requests Masks and Social Distancing

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Amy Nipper

April 29, 2021

I remember going with my grandparents to the lake with Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Sue (Sadie). We stayed in their camper it had 2 sets of bunk beds on one end well there where 5 kids so we blew up a float and stuck it in the middle and that is where I slept while we were there. Then we get back to find out Nannie (Opal) had turned the AC down so far she froze our baby ducks while we were gone. She thought she turned it up. Other than that it was a great time!