Gloria J. Skelton was born May 30, 1949, in Neosho, Mo., the daughter of Paul Kelley Sr. and Mary C. (Huffman) Kelley. She entered into rest on April 12, 2017, in Neosho, following a sudden illness.
Gloria was a lifelong area resident and former elementary teacher at St. Mary's Catholic School, in Joplin, Mo., for 20 years, retiring in 2013. She was a member of the Newcomer's Club, enjoyed horseback riding, having fun and being with her grandbabies. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Gloria and Ray Skelton were married on October 7, 1967, at the Newtonia Baptist Church and he survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Kelly Peters and husband, Robert, of Neosho; three grandchildren, Makayla Peters, Hannah Teas and Kaden Skelton; one brother, Paul Kelley Jr. and wife, Connie, of Neosho; and two sisters, Sharon Nunn and husband, Max, of Seneca, and Carol Plumlee and husband, Lonnie, of Neosho. She is preceded in death by her son, Aaron Skelton, and her parents.
Services for Gloria will be held on Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. with Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Newtonia IOOF Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Robert Peters, Kaden Skelton, Donnie Percival, Matthew Percival, Adam Percival and Jeff Nunn. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation on Saturday, prior to the service, from noon until service time.
Contributions, in memory of Gloria, may be made to Missouri Baptist Children's Home or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on  April 13, 2017