Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Skinner

June 26, 2024

Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Skinner, 94, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away June 26, 2024 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  She was born on December 14, 1929 in Gary, Indiana to William “Bill” and Bertha (Sturgis) Shannon.  She married Roger C. Skinner in 1962 and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Barbara was a 1947 graduate of Frankfort High School and worked for Mallory Controls in Frankfort for 18 years.  She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frankfort.  Bobbie enjoyed many Indianapolis 500 races over the years.  She loved traveling and cooking and will be remembered for her wonderful fried potatoes among other dishes, but her greatest joy was caring for and being around her grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2029 South State Road 39, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Skinner family. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Sons: John R. (Nancy) Sullivan of Warsaw, IN, James R. (Joyce) Skinner of Frankfort, IN, and Joseph R. Skinner (Ruth Ann Mitchell) of North Port, FL and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, along with many extended family and friends.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother: Richard Eugene Shannon, and sister: Velma Martin.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Skinner”

  1. Sandee Pickard June 27, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers and hugs to you John and your family

  2. Dave Rodkey June 28, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    JIM & JOHN – I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You get only one mother. Please know I’m thinking of you guys.
    June 28, 2024

  3. Gene and Deb June 29, 2024 at 12:39 am

    Jim, Joyce and Jayden

    We are thinking of you.

    Gene and Deb

  4. Vicki Griggs June 29, 2024 at 11:49 am

    Dear Jim and Joe. I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember that she drove Joe all the way across town so Joe could be in my first grade class at Woodside. She made many trips back and forth. I also remember her bringing you, Joe, to my house so we could work together some evenings. I especially remember one evening when you were leaving and my mother came home after grocery shopping. She was driving that little car (the Volkswagon Beetle) and lifted up the hood to get the groceries. You were so surprised to see the groceries and not the motor. You said, “What happened to the motor?” Joe, it was so cute!!!!!
    I liked your mom!!!

    Vicki Griggs

  5. Paula Suarez June 30, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    Heartfelt sympathy to your family. Your mom was so kind and such a sweet friend to my mom (high school friend Lois Fishback). I know the pain is unbearable but you are all in my prayers.

  6. Rhonda Fishback Mealick July 2, 2024 at 11:30 am

    Joe and family:
    I was so very sorry to hear that your mom has passed. I have all good memories of you, Joe, as a classmate at Southside Elementary and Frankfort High School. Your mom was so kind! She was also a special friend to my mom, Lois Fishback. Your mom actually came to our mom’s 90th birthday celebration back in December 2019. They talked the night away. It was so awesome.
    My mom passed in November 2022. My prayers are with you and the family as I know the journey of pain you are bearing from losing such a precious loved one unexpectedly.

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