Susan Jo Skinner
Dawson, Navarro County, Texas


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Into my heart's treasury
I slipped a coin
That time cannot rust
Nor a thief purloin;
O, better thhan the mintingof a gold-crowned king
is the safe-kept memory
of a lovely thing.
- Sara Teasdale

El Navarro - 1965
 

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Susan was the Daughter of Elton Maurice Skinner, Sr. & Elizabeth Ann (Newlin) Skinner.
  Her life was cut tragically short in an auto accident after the Ennis/Corsicana football
game in front of what is now Gebosm, was the bowling alley then.

 

Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County Texas

OBITUARY

Susan Jo Skinner
June 11, 1947 - Oct 14, 1964

Susan Skinner Funeral Rites Friday 10 A.M.

Funeral services for Susan Skinner, 17, who died in Baylor hospital Wednesday afternoon from injuries suffered Friday night in an auto accident, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Lamance, pastor of the Corbet Baptist church.
Miss Skinner, a graduate of Corsicana High School and a freshman in Navarro Junior College, was critically injured on U.S. Highway 75 in Ennis Friday night following the Corsicana - Ennis football game.  An automobile in which she was riding, driven by James Kirkpatrick, 17, also of Corsicana, figured in a collision with another vehicle.
Miss Skinner was later taken to Baylor hospital in Dallas where she died. Others in the cars escaped with ony minor injuries. Miss Skinner suffered head and chest injuries.
She was an outstanding student and active in school, 4-H and other activities. She recently was announced as one of the three Corsicana High School students being semifinalists in the Merit Scholarship competition. She was a member of the Purdon Baptist church.
Born, June 11, 1947, in Corsicana, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Skinner, Route 3, Corsicana (Corbet); two brothers, Elton Skinner, Jr., Duncanville, and Stephen D. Skinner, San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Patrick, Duncanville, and Misses Felisa and Jan Skinner, both of Corsicana; grandparents, mr. and Mrs. I. L. Newlin, Sr, Ennis, and Mrs. Nettie Skinner, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. N. Slone, D. R. Wallace, R. E. Bittner, A. W. Moseley, Howe French, and L. A. Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be the current Senior Class of Corsicana High School, Freshman class of Navarro Junior College and the Navarro County 4-H Club members.
Navarro Junior College will be closed during the funeral hour, it was announced Thursday by Gaston T. Gooch, vice president and dean.

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Hold Services Susan Skinner Here Friday

Final rites for Susan Skinner. 17, Route 3, Corsicana, were leld Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted Rev. H. A. Lamance, pastor the Corbet Baptist church Burial was in the Dawson cemetery

Miss Skinner, a Navarro Junior College freshman, died in Baylor hospital, Dallas Wednesday afternoon of head and chest injuries suffered Friday night in Ennis when the car in which she was riding figured in a collision with another.

Native of Corsicana, she was an outstanding student and leader.

Miss Skinner was one of three semifinalists recently announced for Corsicana in the National Merit Scholarship examinations, and was an active leader in the 4-H club work

She was a member of the Purdon Baptist church.

Navarro Junior College was closed during the funeral hour Surviving are her parents, Mr and Mrs. Elton Skinner, Route 3 (Corbet); two brothers, Elton Skinner, Jr., Duncanville and Stephen D. Skinner, USAF San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs Tom Patrick, Duncanville, and Misses Felisa and Jan Skinner both of Route 3, Corsicana, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Newlin, Sr., Ennis, and Mrs Nettie Skinner, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. N. Slone, D. R. Wallace, R. E. Bittner, A. W. Mostiey, Howe French, and L. A. Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were the current Senior Class at Corsicana High School, the Freshman Class of Navarro Junior College, and the Navarro County 4-H club members.

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