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George E. Skeen

August 6, 1940 — July 16, 2016

George E. Skeen, 75 of Tipton and formerly of Indianapolis and Elwood died on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 6, 1940 in Elwood to Henry Curtis & Louella Mae (McFall) Skeen. On May 23, 1995 he married Anita Feldhake and she survives.

Over his lifetime George had worked at Central Steel, State Plating, Ray Brothers & Noble, Tipton Park and Ace Hardware. He was an avid “C.B.” user and was well known as “Hoosier Boy”.

Survivors besides his wife Anita include two children, Tina Covey and husband Les, Wilkinson, Indiana and George Skeen and wife Sherry, Anderson; one son-in-law Brian Gerard of Indianapolis; two sisters and one brother, Judy Rice and husband Richard, Avon Park, Florida, Cecil Skeen, Anderson and Linda Caldwell and husband Nelson, Sebring, Florida.

His is also survived by five grandchildren, Christy Gerard, Misty Gerard, Brian Gerard, Brittney Crawford and Edward Holmes, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Lee Gerard and one brother, Joe Skeen.

A Celebration of Life for George will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Slack presiding. The family will greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in George’s honor may be made to Tipton County Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278.


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