Carol Jane Skaggs
Carol Jane Skaggs, age 79, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
She was born October 13, 1940, in Donora, PA.
Carol grew up on her family's farm in the Ozarks. She graduated from high school in Cabool, MO, in 1958. She met Carl Skaggs in St. Louis and they were married January 31, 1959. Carol and Carl relocated as Carl's job took them to upstate New York, Chicago, and Dallas. Carol was employed as an administrative assistant at several companies, including Syroco and the Mercantile National Bank of Chicago. She retired from American Airlines in 1997. Carol loved shopping for clothes and dressing up for work. She was very stylish in her Opal GT and Triumph Spitfire convertible.
She enjoyed her retirement in Somerset, where she loved spending time in her yard, making new friends, boating, golfing, RV travel, and spending time with her dogs.
She was an accomplished artist. She enjoyed learning new crafts and shared her time with others who, in turn, learned those skills from her. Carol was a member of Sheltowee Artisans, Decorative Artist Club, and McCreary Mountain Craft Center. Rug hooking, basket making, wood burning, and decorative painting were some of the crafts she enjoyed, but gourd art was her favorite.
Carol was Carl's "right hand man" and helped with many projects for the benefit of others, including the renovation of the Pisgah School House, Cumberland Jammers, fundraisers at the Carnegie Community Arts Center, and many charity benefits and musical performances. She was generous and kind. She loved and was loved by many.
Carol is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl Skaggs; son Randall Skaggs; daughter Rhonda Skaggs and son-in-law Tom Jobson, grandchildren Molly and Peter Jobson of Pullman, Washington; brother Larry (Margie) Kauble of Rodeo, California; close family friend Ken Arthur; and her dogs, Max and Carly. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Kauble, nephew Donald Kauble, her parents William Kauble and Helen (Kellar) Kauble.
A celebration of Carol's life will be held on Friday, February 14, at 3:00 at the Southern Oaks Funeral Home in Somerset. In lieu of flowers, Carol's family asks that donations be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society to honor her love of dogs.
Published on February 12, 2020

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Ronnie Stark
Feb 14, 2020
Carl, at a time like this all we can say is Im sorry. Carol was so much fun to be with, never remember leaving her without a smile on my face. Dont know if you know that I lost my Dot a year and a month ago and it is not easy. They say it will get better but Im still waiting, hope you handle it better than I have. Just want you to know Im thinking of you and your family, We will be with them soon.
Sharon Dicke
Feb 14, 2020
I will always cherish the memories of my dear friend Carol. We had some wonderful times together.
I will miss her great personality and sense of humor.
We are so sorry for you loss, your in our thoughts and prayers.
Kimberly Lovett-Webster
Feb 13, 2020
Dear Carl, Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember the kindness and friendship Carol and you showed my parents, Jim and Norma Lovett. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Kim and Scott Webster
Esther Lee Barron
Feb 13, 2020
A memory...I enjoyed talking with Carol about her crafts, and she took me on a tour of her studio in the basement of her house. When planning at trip to WA state, she told me of art projects that she would do with Rhonda's children. What a great memory for her grandkids!
georgia birdsell stone
Feb 13, 2020
Carol was my cousin and we just recently got back together via Facebook. I makes me said that we haven't be physically together since she lived in St Louis. I give all my sympathy to Karl and the kids. Georgia
Tammy (Strong) Boileau
Feb 13, 2020
I lived by Bill and Helen at Elk Creek, they were like my Grandparents, I remember when the kids would come down and stay, and we would play. My Mother and father are Gene & Judy Strong Mom and I send our prayers for peace.
Larry & Karen Tinsley
Feb 13, 2020
You will be missed greatly. Your “whatever” and “oh Carl” standards always made us smile! Keep the artistic endeavors alive above us and also keep the party going! Love you, Carol ❤️
Mark Laws
Feb 13, 2020
Carol was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. Always smiling and laughing. I will miss her very much. RIP my dear friend.
Amanda Cunningham
Feb 12, 2020
A beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. Gone way too soon. She will be greatly missed. I pray God's blessings upon the family. Perry, Amanda, and Micah🎈💝
Donna Schlake
Feb 12, 2020
So very sorry! Sweet, sweet lady! Always smiling, giving a hug, welcoming! A beautiful soul who will be missed by so many!
Jarenda Reed
Feb 12, 2020
Carol out walking the dogs was a fixture in the neighborhood; Drove our lil dog crazy! So very sorry for your loss Carl, family and her many many friends. Carol was a great lady. Always extending a welcoming hand and a warm smile. 🙏. Tim and jarenda Reed