Betty Pauline Skaggs Obituary

Pauline Skaggs, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on July 7, 1938, in Okemah, Oklahoma to the late Harlan and Minnie (Woolard) Ellis.

Pauline was a life-long member of the Church of God of Prophecy of Mena and served in many capacities through the years. Pauline worked in the restaurant business all her adult life. She enjoyed working cross-wood puzzles, playing softball, watching western movies and cooking big family meals.

Pauline was a beautiful and loving wife that devoted her life to her children and surrounded them with love. Her family was always her top priority. Her smile, laughter and love was the center of our family. Her kindness and generosity towards others knew no boundaries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Skaggs Jr; her son, Steve Skaggs; and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Skaggs. Pauline leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Stanley Skaggs of Eagletown, OK, Leon Skaggs (Teresa) of Muldrow, OK, Lonnie Skaggs (Susan) of Mena, Danny Skaggs of Mena, and Tim Skaggs (Leona) of Mena; daughters, Jan Place (Tim) of Howe, OK, Diann Christopher (Carl) of Conway, AR, Donna Little (Steve) of Cabot, AR, and Debbie Skaggs (Moe) of Mena; grandchildren, Steve Skaggs Jr, Misty Roan, Tonya Richards, Cindy Armer, Kylie Skaggs, Dustin Skaggs, Leana Hobbs, Kristina Johnson, Chris Hamrick, Chad Place, Robert Christopher, Ashley Varner, and Lillie Carver; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Effie Lou Oden of Cove, AR, Virginia “Jean” Burns of CA, and Cleta Sue Lilly of AZ; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services for Pauline will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Beasley Wood Funeral Chapel with Brother Ed Rutherford, Brother Rick Guy, Brother Lafoy Parker, and Sister Kay Osban officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Tim Place, Carl Christopher, Steve Little, Moe Carver, Steve Skaggs Jr., and Chris Hamrick. Honorary Pallbearers are her sons.

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6-13-22 4:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG