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Mrs. Nina Skipworth, 92, Burkesville, KY (1922-2015)

She was the matriarch of a large, distinguished Cumberland County, KY family. She was the daughter of the late Arnold Orestus (A.O.) Sharp and Lula Bernice Jones Sharp, and the widow of the lat Mathais Skipworth. She leaves 34 direct living descendants, She was a homemaker, a former employee of Suttons Apparel, and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ for many years.
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Mrs. Nina Skipworth age 92 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Bro. Raymond Castillo officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery. The family requests visitation on Friday, January 09, 2015 from 3pmCT until 9pmCT,at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Mrs. Nina Skipworth, 92, Burkesville, KY (1922-2015)

She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on September 22, 1922, the daughter of the late Arnold Orestus (A.O.) Sharp and Lula Bernice Jones Sharp. She died Wednesday, January 07, 2015, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 92 years, three months, and 16 days.

She was united in marriage to Ivo Mathais Skipworth in Albany, Kentucky on August 31, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1984.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Suttons Apparel, and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ for many years.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Randolph Sharp and Arnold Sharp, five sisters, Gladys Mae Sharp, Alma Short, Sybil Key, Ruth Helen Walker, and Amy Spears, and one granddaughter, Melissa Tweedy.

Survivors include the following
  • One daughter- Judy Tweedy of Bowling Green, KY

  • Five sons: Ronnie Skipworth (Mary Lou), Dr. Joseph Skipworth(Mary), Jackie Skipworth, and Jerry Skipworth all of Burkesville, KY and Johnie Skipworth (Marsha) of Bowling Green, KY

  • One sister: Bebe Capps of Burkesville, KY

  • One brother: Paul Jackson Sharp of Burkesville, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren: Wayne Skipworth (Sheila), Mark Skipworth, Paul David Tweedy (Susan), Ellen Neathery (Robert), Elizabeth Gilbert (Anthony), Minnie Ward (Ron), Jackie Lynn Magnusom, Cristina Robillos (Sammy), Johnie Robin Napier (Tom), Jason Skipworth (Lawanda), and Chad Taylor(Becky)

  • Seventeen great grandchildren: Logan, Hannah, Bekha Lane, Grace, Ian, Landon, Emma, Chris, Jerome, Megan, Kevin, Shelby, Joshua, June, Kyrsten, Carson, and Cole
  • And a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends

  • Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to WE CARE, the Christian Chapel Cemetery Fund, or a charity of choice.

    Send a condolence to the family of Mrs. Nina Skipworth

    Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.

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