Dolores E. Skinner
Dolores E. Skinner
  • September 19, 1930 - December 4, 2015
  • Union, Illinois

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Dolores "Dolly" E. Skinner, 85, of Union passed away Friday, December 4, 2015.
Dolly was born September 19, 1930 in Union to Herman and Alma (Dittbenner) Albrecht. She married Leslie "Les" Skinner on May 6, 1950 in Union.
Dolly was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ and Women's Circle. She was very active in her church and enjoyed participating in the many functions held there. Dolly was a member of the American Legion Henry F. Miller Post No. 482 Women's Auxiliary in Union and marched in many Memorial Day parades over the years as well as participated on various other committees.
Dolly was the neighborhood Avon lady for over 30 years. Together Les and Dolly co-owned and operated Skinner Amusements, a family-owned business in operation for 100 years. Dolly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, shopping, gardening, baking, playing Bingo, Lotto scratch off cards, and capturing all the special moments in her life by taking many pictures.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Diane) Skinner; her grandchildren, Jamie, Jeff, Jim, Joe, John and Jenny; her great-grandchildren, Devin, Kaylee, Brynne, Miles, Maddie, and Joshua; her many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, and friends who will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her brother, Wallace; her sister, Beverly; niece, nephews, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The visitation will be from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, December 8, at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St., Union. The service will be at 1pm.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information call 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at