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John R. Skelly

01/30/1949 - 02/03/2024

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Obituary For John R. Skelly

Bluffton
John R. Skelly, 75, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky. John was born January 30, 1949, a son to the late John B. and Dorothy D. (Cox) Skelly. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta (Bobbi) A. (Swartz) Skelly, whom he married January 3, 1981.

John was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Northwestern School of Commerce, Cleveland State University, and Findlay College (University of Findlay). He retired from Ohio Power/AEP Ohio. John was a member of Mt. Cory Lodge 418 F & AM, LaGrange Chapter 68 Royal Arch Masons, Ohio Council 92 Royal & Select Masons, St. George Commandery No. 76 Knight Templar, El Hasa Shrine Temple, Ironton Elks Lodge 177, Past Exulted Ruler, and Ironton Moose Lodge 701.
In addition to his wife, Bobbi, those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Dr. Teresa Ann (Matthew) Kuehne, grandchildren, Anna, Sara, and Ella Kuehne, also a nephew, Heath (Nichole) Mikesell and niece, Heather (Jason) Rutan.

John was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Barb (Ken) Mikesell.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518, South 6th Street, Ironton, Ohio and from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. John’s service will begin at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, 239 S. Main Street, Bluffton, OH 45817 with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Masonic service will be provided by Mt. Cory Lodge 418 F &AM. Burial will follow in Lima Memorial Park, where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, please visit: donorrelations@shrinenet.org.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tracybrammerfh.com or www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Services

8 Feb

Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Bluffton Chapel 239 South Main Street Bluffton, OH 45817 Get Directions »
8 Feb

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Bluffton Chapel 239 South Main Street Bluffton, OH 45817 Get Directions »
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  • 02/09/2024

    John (Johnny Ray to us) lived in our neighborhood in McComb and was a friend of my brother, John Ewing. Some of my earliest memories are of the neighborhood kids and stories of their escapades. John and his mom came to my parents 50th wedding anniversary party and it was so special to see them again after so many years. Sincerest sympathies to his family. Denise (Ewing) Keeran

  • 02/08/2024

    Our sympathy to all that knew and lived John.

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