Vaunda Lee "Pat" Skidmore, 82 of Webster Springs was called home by our Lord on Monday, January 05, 2015. Born to Gay and Betty Fike Moffatt on August 05, 1932 in Cowen, she was a lifelong resident of Webster County. At the young age of 24, in 1957, she began her career as what would become "the heart of the hardware department" at Cutlip's Store where she worked until it's closing on July 9, 1990. Her 40 plus years at Cutlip's made her a pillar in the community, known and respected by many. The next chapter of her career began when she worked with Mike Hall and Brandon Moll at the Webster County Extension Office until she accepted the position of Regional Manager for the West Virginia Work Force Career Center branch office in Webster Springs. It was in this position where she again helped countless friends and neighbors of the community with their employment needs. "Strongest lady I ever knew", "Friendliest smile", welcoming, compassionate, loving; these are just a few of the accolades used by many when describing little Pat.
She will be forever loved and missed by her son Rick (wife Lou Ann) Skidmore of Tallmadge, Ohio; daughter Vanessa Bates of Houston, Texas; and son Rodney (wife Tammy) Skidmore of Parcoal; grandchildren Shelly (husband Mark) Stone, Melissa (husband Chris) Averett, Curtis (wife Holly) Skidmore, and Kevin (wife Courtney) Bates; great-grandchildren Cody Stone, Kelsey Wenk, Carter Stone, Cameron Stone, Riley Hickman, Colton Averett, and Lucas Averett; brothers Berlin (wife Patty) Moffatt, Delbert (wife Mary) Moffatt, and Mike Moffatt; sisters Shirley Cowger and Annie (husband Jim) Schrader; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Pat Skidmore; son Ronald Skidmore; parents; brothers George Moffatt and Mark Moffatt; and sisters Bernadine Messer, Ruthie Post, and Thelma Hamrick. Her family wishes to thank the community for all the love and respect shown to their mother by so many.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Pat's life will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brandon Moll officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Parcoal. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.