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Nokomus Skidmore

February 18, 1941 – October 11, 2017


SkidmoreNokomus Skidmore, age 76, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at her home.


Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church, where services will begin at 12 noon. Rev. Larry Head, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, South Rockwood.


Born February 18, 1941 in Harrogate, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Fay (Massengill) Daniels. Nokomus attended Trenton High School, graduating with the class of 1959. She married Boyd Eugene Skidmore on October 20, 1962 at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Nokomus worked for approximately 15 years at Charter National Bank in the accounting department, retiring in 2001. She was a member of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church for 58 years. Cooking was very important to Nokomus, she helped prepared many meals and organized funeral luncheons and dinners at the church. Nokomus was devoted to her family and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.


To cherish her memory, Nokomus leaves two children, David Skidmore of Knoxville, Tennessee and Kellie Baltrip of Monroe; two sisters, Barbara ( Ray) Fuson of Rockwood, Michigan and Rhonda (Richard) Collins of Monroe; two sister-in-laws, Judy Daniels of Brownstown, Michigan and Joann (Rex) Metcalf; one brother-in-law, Wayne (Linda) Skidmore; and two grandchildren, Colton and Emma Baltrip.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Joycene Daniels, Randal Daniels and Joe Vernon Daniels.


Memorial contributions in Nokomus’ memory are suggested to Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church.


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2 Responses to Nokomus Skidmore

  • Bruni says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I would have gladly attended the funeral but am otherwise engaged. My thoughts are with you. She was a beautiful woman,

    Warm regards,


  • Terri Kuzava says:

    The best friend and the best person I’ve ever met is missed. The perfect irish rose is now walking with the Lord and will be my contact with home moving forward. You are the best thing that ever happened in my life and i will miss you until we meet again. Much love to your family and friends. Everyone is richer for knowing and loving you. With affection and adoration, your friend Terri Kuzava

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