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Shirley Skinner

September 11, 2017

BETTENDORF - Shirley M. Skinner, 84, of Bettendorf passed away Monday, September 11, 2017, in the comfort of her own home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at

Shirley was born June 10, 1933, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to James and Bertha (Smith) Benedict. She was united in marriage to Raymond R. Skinner on June 25, 1949, in Ottumwa, Iowa. He preceded her in death.

Shirley retired from the post office after many years of service.

She enjoyed playing bingo and gambling on the riverboat. In her younger years, she enjoyed her time on a bowling league.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Brenda (Larry) Slagel, Waco, Texas, Ray (Chris) Skinner, Rock Island, Randy Skinner, Bettendorf, Mark (Dana) Skinner, Davenport, and Kirk (Sandy) Skinner, Davenport; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Joyce (Dick) Litch and Marilyn Pickrell, both from Ottumwa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; and son, Mike.

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