Bercha Nell Skelton

Jan 12th, 1933 - Apr 10th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2018 11 am


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2018 12 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2018

Bercha Nell Skelton

Bercha Nell Skelton, 85, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home.

Bercha was born January 12, 1933 in Marion the daughter of Clifton and Loudene (Cash) Moore. She married William R. (“Dick”‘) Skelton on June 14, 1952 in Pocahatus, Arkansas and together they shared over 54 years of marriage until his death on January 3, 2008.

Following her graduation from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she earned her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Illinois.  She retired from Choate Mental Health Hospital where she was a Social Worker. She was a member of Third Baptist Church of Marion.

Bercha enjoyed traveling with Dick and was his trusty navigator in their motor home, making their way all over the United States.  She was always ready to try out new crafts and enjoyed setting up at craft fairs and selling her new ideas.  A master gardener, she enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her rose garden.  But more than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family and cheering on her grandchildren.

Survivors include –

Son Rick Skelton and his wife Sandy of Carbondale

Daughter Linda Thompson of Marion

Son Mike Skelton and his wife Denise of Miramar Beach, Florida

Four grandchildren;

Amy Doss of Marion

Chuck Foster of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Michael Skelton of St. Louis, Missouri

Andrew Skelton of St. Louis, Missouri

Six great grandchildren;

Jonathan Wagner of Marion

Elijah Doss of Marion

River Doss of Marion

Camden Doss of Marion

Chase Foster of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Hannah Grace Foster of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Brother CW Moore and his wife Mary Jo of Paducah, Kentucky

Special friend – Cari Elswick of Marion

Several nieces and nephews

Bercha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick Skelton; and daughter Janet Lee Skelton

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Price officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.






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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Virginia Kay Skelton

    From: Tampa , Florida

    Date: April 11, 2018

    To Rickey, Lydia, and Mike, just a little note to let you know how much Aunt Bercha Nell ment to me when where kids. I have been praying for you and your family in this time of loose She is in heaven now. May God bless you allm

  • Guest: Karen Wiseman

    From: Port Charlotte, Florida

    Date: April 12, 2018

    So sorry to hear about Bercha Nell. My love and prayers to the family.

  • Guest: Patty Kernell

    From: St Louis, Missouri

    Date: April 14, 2018

    Dear Mike and Denise,
    I’m thinking of and praying for you both my dear friends and your dear Bercha. Love, Patty

  • Guest: Peggy Norton Givens

    From: Butler , Alabama

    Date: April 15, 2018

    To the family I am so sorry to learn of your mothers and grandmother’s passing I am a Cousin from Alabama and had met your parents several years ago at a Skelton Reunion in Mobile.
    May your treasured memories be of comfort to you
    My thoughts prayers and love be with you