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Kenneth E. Skinner

Born: Mon., May 8, 1933
Died: Thu., Jul. 21, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Rushford---Kenneth E. Skinner of Caneadea died Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Buffalo General Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1933 in Richburg, a son of the late Raymond and Adah VanSkoik Skinner. On July 20, 1952 in Bolivar he married Patricia Davis who predeceased him on January 25, 2006. On April 24, 2010 at his home he married Gloria J. Haas who survives.


Mr. Skinner owned & operated the Country Store in Rushford. He was a member of the former Masonic Lodge of Rushford.


Surviving are 2 daughters, Karen (Dave) Cole of Cuba, Linda (David) Carlisle of St. Joseph, Missouri, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Earl “Bus” Skinner, Ralph Skinner, Braedon “Bill” Skinner and a sister, Betty Baldwin.   


Family and friends may gather from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee St., Fillmore where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:00AM. Jonathan Finley, pastor of the Rushford Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in White Cemetery, Rushford.


Memorials if desired to: Rushford Rescue Squad, a Fire Department of the donor’s choice or the Allegany County SPCA

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Clair Armison
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
To the family of Kenneth Skinner. Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this sad time in your lives. ken will be greatly missed by all his friends.
Clair & Connie Armison

Don and Jewel Damon
   Posted Sat July 23, 2016
To Ken Skinner family:
Our deepest sympathy. Ken was one of my best friends in high school and a great long distance friend thereafter. A great role model. Not able to visit the last couple of years but always in the heart.

Don and Jewel, Sanford, NC

Ross and Pamela Litchner
   Posted Sat July 23, 2016
To the Skinner Family,
We are sad to hear of Ken's passing. He was an awesome man with many stories to share. I remember the current ones he was telling my son before he entered the Marines this past year. Ross has spent some time down there this year listening to his stories of growing up. They were wonderful to hear.
Ken.. you will be greatly missed. Semper Fi my friend. Watch over everyone.

Much love and hugs Skinner Family.

rose heslin
   Posted Sat July 23, 2016
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow
He was truly a great man
Chuck&Rose Heslin

Megan Knight DeRum
   Posted Sat July 23, 2016
Ken was my first boss. He always made work feel like home. I spent 10 years with him on and off while I was figuring out my path. He was always so friendly and kind to those in need. I can recall several customers who counted on him for financial help, knowledge and physical assistance at times. He always dropped his own responsibilities to help those in need. His hard work and dedication in our small town will never be forgotten.

My deepest sympathy to Ken's family.

Randy r Moje
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Randy, Kathy and Moje Family .

Ken will be greatly missed he was a great neighbor always helping us out we couldn't of asked for better.

Theresa/Brian Worthington Sr
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the Skinner family. Ken will be greatly missed. He always had a smile when you walked into the store, and if they were not busy he had a story. Thoughts and prayers for all.
Brian & Theresa Worthington

Heather Worthington
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
To the Kenneth Skinner family,

Ken was a great man who was always there for anyone. I've worked at his store for a little over a year and loved hearing him talk about his past. My condolences to his loved ones.

Robert Snyder
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
As a Rushford Lake cabin owner, I got to know Ken . He was always friendly and ready to converse. Two things really stood out about Ken. First was his great generosity to the Rushford Lake people. He was always contributing to Lake projects and without fail put in full page ads in the Rushford Lake Directory every year.He had a good business mind and proof is how his only rival just down the road on 243 kept building and building. Ken went about his business quietly and we all know who was still standing when Ken passed away.

I liked Ken and I know he will be missed by the entire Rushford Lake community. I am very sorry for his loss.

   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
Ken was a treasure and a treat. No matter what was going on 'behind the scenes' He never failed to greet everyone with a smile and a story. He made you feel as if you were a close friend.

He told me once about a customer that came through several years ago. He cashed him out and a little 10 y/o boy stood staring at the door. He asked Ken "Do you know who that was?" Ken said "No. I don't know him" the boy said "That was Willie Nelson!" Ken said "Nooo..." and ran to the door just in time to see that white Cadillac pulling away with the 'WILLIE" License plate. It was a small purchase.

From a little country store tucked in a wide spot in the road this man has left a legacy. And he will not be forgotten.

His life, attitudes, and ethics should be a lesson to us all. What we say, what we do, how we handle the hard times.. affects so many more people than we could ever imagine.

Howard Byer
   Posted Sun August 07, 2016
My condolences to his family. We spoke many times thru the years at his store and he never forgot my name...Ken will be missed.

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