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Karen Joyce Skidmore

October 5, 1950 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 69)

Obituary

Karen Joyce Skidmore, 69, of Springfield died on Monday November 11, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family following a long illness.
Karen was born on October 5, 1950 in Williston, North Dakota to Clifford and Dorothy (Harmon) Blowers. She graduated High School in 1969. Karen entered the United States Army in 1969 and worked at the Letterman Hospital in San Francisco. She was honorably discharged in 1970.
Karen retired from Lifespan in 2005 after working for many years as a care giver. She also worked for Community Hospital in Battle Creek. Karen enjoyed ceramics and working out. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Carrie (Tom) Wildsmith of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Jennifer Norton, Crystal Feltner, Anthony Sixberry, siblings, Jean Blowers, David Blowers, Dennis Blowers and Robert Blowers. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Robert Feltner in 2000; and a brother, Dale Blowers.
Family will greet friends 11:30am-12:30pm on Monday November 18,2019 at the Battle Creek Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 2838 Capital Ave SW with funeral services taking place at 12:30pm with Reverend James Codde officiating. Interment will follow at 2pm at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Family requests memorial contributions in Karen's memory to American Cancer Society. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Leave a personal message and sign the on line guestbook at www.kempffuneralhome.com


Visitation

NOV 18. 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Battle Creek Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave. S.W.
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

Service

NOV 18. 12:30 PM (EST)

Battle Creek Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave. S.W.
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

Burial

NOV 18. 2:00 PM (EST)

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, MI, 49012

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 18, 2019

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Funeral Service
Monday
November 18, 2019

12:30 PM
Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Interment
Monday
November 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, MI

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