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Lowell Skeed

Lowell D. "Butch" Skeed

Wednesday, August 22nd, 1945 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Lowell Dean Skeed passed away on Monday July 27, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis Missouri.
He was born on August 22, 1945 to Louis A. and Mildred J (Calek) Skeed in Maryville Missouri. His grandfather gave him the nickname Butch. Everyone in Clearmont and Maryville has known him by this name.
At an early age he began working part time at various jobs including Woolworths and Ward’s Drive-In. Also active in his youth at the First Baptist Church, he was a Page at the Southern Baptist Convention.
He graduated from Maryville High School in 1963 and began college at North West Missouri State University in the fall. He enlisted in the United State Air Force, serving from 1964 - 1968. During his service he was stationed at the Ton Son Nhut Airforce Base in Vietnam.
On December 30, 1967, he married his longtime sweetheart, Janet Gray, in Searcy Arkansas where her parents were living at the time.
When released from his service contract, he joined his wife in Omaha Nebraska. There he began his life long career with the U.S. Postal Service. Several years later they moved to Des Moines Iowa where he became a supervisor at the new Bulk Mail Facility.
He continued his education at various universities as well as educational opportunities through the Postal Service.
In 1980 he applied and was appointed Postmaster in Trenton Missouri where he served 18 years. In 1998 he became Postmaster in Chillicothe Missouri, from which position he retired in March of 2001 having served in the Postal Service for 34 years.
Mr. Skeed was active in various organizations as an adult. These include President of United Way and PTA President at Rissler Elementary in Trenton. He also served as an Elder at Hodge Presbyterian Church. Throughout his life he was active in Boy Scouts, both as a youth and as an adult serving in leadership positions. While in Trenton he also coached girls basketball at the middle school level for several years. In Naples he has been on the board of one of the condo associations and served as landscaping chairman for two associations.
After retirement the couple moved from Trenton to Osage Beach Missouri where their family would enjoy visiting. He enjoyed the fishing, the golf, the new friends and the family visits.
Keeping their home in Osage Beach they moved to Naples Florida where he not only enjoyed the warmer winters but also the addition of the new friends and golf and family visits. He also added the newly loved activities of shelling, the beach walking and bocce.
He is survived by his wife of the home, three children, seven grandchildren and one great grand child. Son, Phil lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife Dana and son Brady. Blake lives in Kansas City with wife Maddie and daughter Charlotte. Daughter, Suzanne Rohwer her husband Shawn and Daughter Madelyn live in Independence. Daughter, Amanda Davis, husband Mike and their four children, Alyssa Colton, Grayson and Emmalyn live in St. Joseph. He is also survived by two sisters, Marcia Beattie of Barnard and Gail Booth of Maryville and several nieces and nephews.
No services have been planned at this time. Memorials in his name may be made to Hodge Presbyterian Church in Trenton Missouri or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Arrangements Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.
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Virginia reynolds

Posted at 03:38pm
He was a good friend we started school together and graduated together I will never forget the dance class. Especially the hat dancer doesn't seem possible he gone will miss seeing him at the next reunion may he rest in peace
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Ardyth Leavell

Posted at 12:28pm
Janet and famIly,
I am so sorry to hear that Butch has passed. I remember talking with him at the last Class of ‘63 reunion. We shared a few high school memories, but mostly spoke of the many fun times he and Norman spent together.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family🙏

Ardyth Leavell Karbowski
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Raymond Porterfield

Posted at 05:57pm
Condolences to "Butch's" family. He brought his mother-in-law to Porterfield reunion and we shared many area memories, especially his grandparents who were close neighbors. RIP Tillie & Karen Porterfield
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Maxine Montague

Posted at 01:36pm
I met “Dean” in Naples, Florida. Such a nice and courteous fellow. When he was too sick to attend the socials at the Club House I brought him some of my trifle which I knew he loved. I know he really appreciated that. You will be dearly missed. Condolences to Jan and the family. Sending hugs and prayers during this difficult time.
Maxine Montague.
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