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LOIS ANN SKAGGS, of Ansted, West Virginia, handed away at Raleigh Common Hospital on April 19th, 2020.
She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on March 28th, 1944. Her mother and father have been Perry Buster Zickafoose and Lola Propps Zickafoose of Lookout, West Virginia. She graduated from Nuttall Excessive College in 1962 and attended Marshall College and West Virginia Institute of Expertise.
She was extraordinarily keen about historic preservation and beautification of the city of Ansted, Fayette County, and the state of West Virginia. Serving on the Fayette County Historic Landmark Fee as secretary, she labored to erect the statue of Marquis de Lafayette on the Fayette County Courthouse. She financially supported the making of the bronze statue, in addition to researching and proposing the inscription now discovered on the statue’s base. She was a longtime member of the Fayette County Historic Society, actively working to enhance Contentment in Ansted and facilitate occasions, similar to Civil Warfare Days. Ann devoted years of her life to the elimination of deserted and dilapidated properties throughout Fayette County, serving to full over 100 initiatives. She did in order a volunteer. A 1994 Fayette Tribune article referred to her as a “drive of nature” in regard to her efforts.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paige Skaggs Jr., of Ansted; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Brett Looney, and their youngsters, Paige and Garrett, of Huntington; her son, Dr. Christopher Skaggs, of Teays Valley, and his two daughters, Morgan and Gabrielle, of Morgantown; her sister and brother-in-law, Lynn Zickafoose Hendrick and Steve Hendrick, of Tallahassee, Florida; and her niece, Stephanie Burgess, her husband Kevin, and their youngsters, Braeden, Ryen, and Greyson, of Tallahassee, Florida.
Ann devoted her physique to WVU College of Medication in gratitude of her yr 2000 life-saving kidney transplant.
These wishing to precise condolences can achieve this by donating to the Fayette County Historic Society P.O. Field 702, Ansted, WV 25812.
Above all, Ann was a loving spouse, mom, and grandmother. Her grandchildren affectionately referred to her as “Nana,” and stay up for gathering and sharing quite a few Nana tales.