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Mary Jane Skelton

May 22, 1937 - July 27, 2022

Mary Jane Skelton, 85, of Lynchburg, VA, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022.  She was the wife of the late H. Jay Skelton.

Jane was born May 22, 1937, in Missouri, a daughter of the late Earl James Cole and Crystal Claiborn Cole.  She was a member of Palms Presbyterian Church and enjoyed volunteering, charity work, cruising, bird watching, and people watching. She also enjoyed sewing, playing cards, painting, working with children, and being a Horse Show Mom.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Elizabeth Skelton of Lynchburg; two grandchildren, Hala Skelton Buck and husband, Tyler Lee Buck of Forest, and Allena Brooke Boyett and husband, Drew Boyett of Madison, AL.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Francis Skelton and her sister, Katherine Evelyn Albrecht.

A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, or The Mayo Clinic, 4500 Pablo Road S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Amy - our Moms were special friends and I appreciate all you Mom did for my Mom. We were talking about all the laughs they had together just the other day. So sorry for your lost. Take care.

Posted by Steve Armstrong on August 7, 2022

Sending our love and condolences from our family to yours. We love you and will see you again. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Posted by Gale Beatty on August 2, 2022

Sending Hugs & Prayers to all….Mrs. Skelton a.k.a. Q-TIP❤️ Was Spoken of many times I shared with Amy & Hala! She will be missed for sure….She’s now smiling from Heaven…I’m sure my Mom welcomed her home🙌

Posted by Pat Whitehouse on August 2, 2022

I knew Mrs Skelton from visiting her with her daughter, Amy. She had a beautiful infectious smile and always looked so charming. I know she was loved dearly by her family and will be missed. She is now in a better place.

Posted by Carol Dennis on August 2, 2022

I will truly miss my best friend! Am so thankful for all the good times with her!!!

Posted by Denise Kronmann on August 2, 2022

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