Obituary for Nina Bell Lumley Skaggs (Wilkinson)
Nina Bell Lumley Skaggs of Cuba, Missouri was born Saturday, July 16, 1927 at Cherryville, Missouri to the union of Jesse and Bessie (Nee: Harris) Wilkinson and went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan at the age of 90 years.
Nina was united in marriage to Elmer Lumley on February 17, 1945 at St. Louis and they were the proud parents of Sharon, Brenda, Lois, Larry, Mike, Patricia, Barbara and Diane. Elmer passed away November 1973. Nina then married Rev. Herman Skaggs on February 7, 1981 and he passed away November 11, 1996.
Nina spent her life taking care of her family and home. She spent hours talking on the phone, or as some would say, getting and telling the current events of what was going on in everyone else’s life. In her younger years, Nina was an excellent cook, seamstress, loved to travel and go fishing.
She loved the Lord and throughout her life she attended numerous churches. Nina played the piano and sang every time she was at church. In June 2015 Nina had to go to Cuba Manor. On the questionnaire, they asked her “What was most important to her at that time” and Nina answered, “To be ready when I die”.
What Nina treasured and loved most in life, was spending time with her family.
Nina was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law and friend of many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Nina is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Bessie Wilkinson, husbands Elmer Lumley and Herman Skaggs, five daughters; Lois Jean Lumley, Sharon Mullen, Brenda Crittendon, Barbara Ransom, Diane Markley, one granddaughter Malinda Niedbalksi, one grandson Scott Crittendon, one great grandson Terry Sensabaugh, Jr., one great-great granddaughter Maylin Reed, two sisters; Leora and husband Esco Collier and Effie and husband Ocie Neff, two brothers Fred and wife Wilma Wilkinson and Chester and wife Doris Wilkinson, three step children Donald Skaggs, Marvin Skaggs and Mary Shrout and other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her children; Larry Lumley of Cuba, Mike Lumley of St. Louis and Pat Crittendon of Raymore, Missouri, fourteen grandchildren; Greg and wife Kathy Campbell of Cuba, Christine and husband Mike Davis of St. Louis, Matthew Crittendon of St. Louis, Larry A. and wife Pepper Lumley of Cuba, Angie and husband Tony Wilson of Cuba, Donnie Copling of Cuba, Stephen and wife Rachel Lumley of Salem, Carrie Crittendon of Raymore, Missouri, Eric Crittendon of Clinton, Missouri, Jacob Hennrich of St. Peters, Michael Niedbalski of Cuba, Timmy Markley, Travis Markley and Tommy Markley all of House Springs, Missouri, fifteen great grandchildren, thirteen great-great grandchildren, sons-in-law Sonny Crittendon of St. Louis, Joe Markley of St. Louis. Roger Ransom of Leasburg and Hank Crittendon of Clinton, Missouri, former daughter-in-law Linda Ferris of Cuba, five step children Kathy and husband Mike Reeves of St. Louis, Leon and wife Marge Skaggs of Virginia, Geraldine and husband Gilbert Seller of Davisville, Bill and wife Mary Skaggs of Imperial, Missouri and Gary Skaggs of Cuba, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, step grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5:00 till 8:00 P.M. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Bob Coleman officiating. Special music will be “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Old Glory” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” by Carol Coleman.
Interment, prayers and song will follow at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumley family, to help with final expenses.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving Nina’s family.