Mary Jane “Janey” (Thompson) Skelton


Mary Jane “Janey” (Thompson) Skelton, 81, of Crawfordsville, passed away at 9:01 P.M. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Lafayette, IN.  She was born on February 7, 1937 in Rockville, IN to the late Eugene and Lucile (Maris) Thompson. Janey graduated from Rockville High School in 1955. On May 12, 1956 she married David L. Skelton at the Rockville Christian Church and he survives.

While the kids were at home, Janey stayed home to raise the family. Later in life she worked outside the home as a cook at Waveland Elementary, at SupeRX Pharmacy and at Tri County Bank in Crawfordsville. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, canning and family time.

Janey is survived by her husband of 62 years, David Skelton; daughters, Sarah (Jeff) Baker and Susanna (Mark) Rogers; a son, Samuel (Karen) Skelton of Russellville, TN; grandchildren, Rachel (Chad), Adam (Tricia), Danielle, Kaitlyn, Marcus, Seth (Dana) and Samantha and three great grandsons with a fourth expected in October.

Janey was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Skelton; a grandson, Patrick and five brothers.

There will be a funeral service for Janey held at the Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 South State Road 47 Crawfordsville, IN 47933 on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. with Pastor David Finch officiating. Friends are welcome to visit with Janey’s family from 1:30 to 3:30 that same day, also at the church. In lieu of flowers, family has requested memorial contributions be directed to the Browns Valley Christian Church.

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