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 Oleta Pearl <I>Skidmore</I> Cone

Oleta Pearl Skidmore Cone

Death 16 Apr 2017 (aged 92)
Burial Chilhowee, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 13965180 · View Source
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Oleta Pearl Cone, 92 of Prescott, Arizona formerly of Holden and Knob Noster, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Prescott Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Oleta was born February 28, 1925 in Knob Noster, the daughter of James and Iva Skidmore. She graduated from Knob Noster High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Milton Cone in March of 1943. In 1947, the couple moved to Holden. Oleta was very active with 4-H for over 50 years. Recently, she was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. She was always active in the community and received the Holden Outstanding Woman of the Year. She was a charter member of the Sunny Hour Club, a member of the Johnson County Historical Society for many years, was active in the Johnson County Democratic Women’s group as well as writing a column on Magnolia happenings for the Holden Image. In 2000 she was selected by the city of Holden as Woman of the Year. She was active in the Magnolia Baptist Church as well as the West Central Baptist Association.

Survivors include her son: Milton Cone and wife, Charlene of Prescott, AZ; two grandchildren: Derrick Cone and wife, Veronica of Phoenix, AZ and Catherine Cone and husband Bruce Horowitz of Farmington, UT and three great grandchildren; two brothers: Richard Skidmore and wife, Marlene of Indianapolis, IN and Carl Skidmore and wife, Ruby of Lake Havasu, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; sister, Euleta and brother, James.

Graveside Service will be held for the family at Pisgah Cemetery, north of Chilhowee, with Dr. Greg Fine officiating.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 2nd at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Johnson County Historical Society or Salvation Army.

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  • Created by: Jaime Crandell-Stapleton
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13965180
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oleta Pearl Skidmore Cone (28 Feb 1925–16 Apr 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13965180, citing Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jaime Crandell-Stapleton (contributor 46811611) .