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Abney Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock


July 19, 2002

John D. Skaggs
May 6, 1919 ~ July 19, 2002

John D. Skaggs was born May 6, 1919.

He was the younger brother of Opal Skaggs, who married Hermon Floyd Abney. John D. Married Pauline Abney, daughter of Jesse Lee Abney, who was the older brother of Hermon.

When World War II came, John D. obtained a postponement from the military twice because he was a farmer. However, after a year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served for two and one half years. He held the rank of PFC and all of his service was in the United States.

He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing.

He worked as an electrician until his retirement.

In his later years, John D. developed circulation problems which lead to other problems. John D. died on July 19, 2002 at the Pauls Valley Hospital in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma of congestive heart failure.

His services were conducted in the First Baptist Church of Stratford, Oklahoma with Rev. Marvin Know and Rev. Mike Muse officiating.

John D. is buried in the Abney Cemetery in Stratford, Oklahoma.


Abney Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock


October 10, 2013

Ruby Pauline Skaggs
August 24, 1922 ~ October 10, 2013

Ruby Pauline Skaggs, of Stratford was born August 24, 1922 in Stratford, Oklahoma to Jesse Lee and Velta Jewell [Tilley] Abney.

She passed away October 10, 2013 at her home in Stratford, Oklahoma at the age of 91 years 1 month and 16 days.

She was married to John D Skaggs in Ada, OK on July 3, 1939. She was a housewife, mother grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John D, one daughter Dorothy Jean Rambo, one sister Lorene Frantz, and one brother Louie Abney.

Survived by one daughter, Sharon Hawkins, Stratford, OK; one brother, Leo Abney & wife Sue, Pauls Valley, OK; four grandchildren, Kendelyn Collins & Lisa, Dallas, TX; David Rambo & wife Natasha, Paoli, OK; Jesse Hawkins & Aly, Tishomingo, OK; Johnnie Hawkins & Crystal, Byars, OK. six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Jay, & Derek; Kennedi & Hunter Rambo, and special friends Jewell and Estelle Elmore.

Pallbearers; Jesse Wilson, Rick Dulworth, Bo Frantz, Bill Ballard, Steve Whedbee, and Jim Korzan Honorary Pallbearers; Gerald Britt, Johnny Mann, Lowell Wren, Steve Frantz, Gary Frantz, and Randy Frantz.

Services will be held Tuesday October 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Stratford First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mike Muse. Burial will be in Abney Cemetery, Stratford, OK. She was buried beside her husband. John D. Skaggs


She was known as "Pauline" all her life. She never used the name "Ruby".

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