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Mary Alice Skiles, 88, of Keokuk

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:03 am, Fri Aug 16, 2013.

Mary Alice Skiles, 88, of Keokuk died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Chambersburg, Pa.

Mary was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Keokuk, the daughter of Orrin and Alice Welsh Sohl.

She married Melvin Skiles in Keokuk.

She was a faithful member of All Saints Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Skiles of Chambersburg and Sarah Boudreau (Don) of Keokuk; 10 grandchildren, Drew, Dayton, Ted, Alec and Isabella Waddelow, Pat O’Shea, J.D. Boudreau and Ben, Jack and Jesse Skiles; and 10 great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Zechariah, Isaiah, Waylon, Connor, Starr, Aliciandra, Jeremiah, Kylee and Tanner.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin; a son, Kurt Skiles; and a grandson, Nathan Boudreau.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 9 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Spring officiating. Burial will follow in Keokuk National Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, with family meeting friends from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, 1212 Concert St., Keokuk. There will be a Christian vigil service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Tributes and condolences may be entered at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.

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