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Fannie Skaggs

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Fannie L. Skaggs, 105, Humboldt, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility in Humboldt.

Fannie was born in Elk City on Oct. 8, 1907, the daughter of Thomas C. and Sarah A. (Jeter) Owen. She graduated from Elk City High School in 1927, attended summer classes at Pittsburg State College and taught for a short time.

She married John Piesker on May 12, 1929, in Elk City. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1961.

She later married James Skaggs on Aug. 19, 1966, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1972.

Fannie was a homemaker. She was a member of Humboldt Methodist Church and a 50-year member of County Extension.

She is survived by a daughter, Bethel Ludlum and husband Max, Elsmore; a son, Rex Piesker and wife Jeanette, Greenville, Wis.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands John Piesker and James Skaggs; a grandson, Danny Ludlum; four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel, Humboldt. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Humboldt Methodist Church or Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility and may be left with the funeral home.

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