Elizabeth Skilton of Doylestown, PA formerly of Burholme, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Lakeview Nursing Home, Doylestown. She was 93.
She was the beloved wife of the late Walter C. Skilton.
Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lizzie King Wheeler.
Elizabeth was very involved and active all of her life. While at the United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, she was in the Senior Choir, lead the Young Women's Choir, was on the Church Board, and held leadership rolls in the Women' Auxiliary. She served as President of the PTA of Crossen Elementary School, was involved in the Eastern Star, volunteered as a Gray Lady at Jeanes Hospital, and later at Holy Redeemer Hospital.
During the Second World War, while her husband was serving in the US Army she ran the Frank Wheeler Machinery Company. She was a trained soprano, who sang at many weddings and recitals. She also played piano for musical groups, as well as accompanying her husband.
She traveled extensively, both with her husband, and after his death, with many friends. Her culinary skills were legend, and she always had pie crust in the freezer, on the chance that someone would bring her fruit. Well into her eighties, she was an avid bridge player. She was a master knitter, who made caps for newborns, Christmas stockings, and special sweaters for all the family.
She loved being with her family. She took her grandchildren on lovely trips, and spent hours doing puzzles and playing games with them. Even as her health failed, she loved to read to the great grandchildren, when they visited their beloved “GiGi”.
She is survived by her son W. Frank Skilton and his wife Leslie of Doylestown, her grandchildren Jennifer Wasserman and her husband Daniel, Heather Giampapa and W. Matthew Skilton. She is also survived by her dear great-grandchildren Lily, Henry and Santo. She was predeceased by her grandson in law Santo Giampapa.
Elizabeth’s family will receive condolences on Monday, June 25 2012 from 10:00am until her Memorial Services 11:00am at St. John United Methodist Church 820 Almshouse Rd. Ivyland. Her interment will be private at Lawnview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to World Vision P O Box 70399 Tacoma, WA 98481.
St. John's United Methodist Church
820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974