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Gertrude Skaggs

Died: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Gertrude Skaggs, 87, Corydon, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Indian Creek Convalescent Center in Corydon.

Born Oct. 24, 1921, in Crestwood, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Russell J. and Elnora Nalley Ritchie.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Washington Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Skaggs; two sons, Ronald and Kenneth Skaggs; a daughter, Anna Skaggs; and two great-grandsons, Carter and Caleb Eskridge.

Survivors include four sons, James H. Skaggs of Corydon, Jerry Lee Skaggs of Elizabeth, Fred Thomas Skaggs of Ramsey and Paul Richard Skaggs of West Baden; three daughters, Alice Louise McDaniel and Norma D. Waynescott, both of Corydon, and Mary Lou Wethington of Shepherdsville, Ky.; a brother, Charles William Ritchie of Louisville; a sister, Marie Honadel of Louisville; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 4, after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

Funeral: Friday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Elizabeth.

Officiant: The Rev. Frank Pendleton.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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