Skeba, Dorothy S., Freeland, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Age 87 years. The daughter of the late Ernest and Isabelle (Reicha) Priest, Dorothy was born October 23, 1924 in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. She married Bernard A. Skeba on June 21, 1952. He predeceased her August 26, 1998. Dorothy was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was employed at Traverse City State Hospital and at the State of Michigan Unemployment Office for several years. Dorothy was then employed at Freeland Schools until her retirement. She enjoyed bird watching and reading and loved being with her family and grandchildren. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Kathleen Weaver, Saginaw; Charles Skeba, Freeland; three grandchildren, Kristina (Mark) Fanning, Melissa (Christopher Reid) Weaver and Laura Weaver; five grandchildren, Clayton, Sophia, Simon, Rylie and Hayden; a brother, Ruben (Aileen) Priest, Ravenna, Michigan; a sister, Mildred Skeba, Muskegon; several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Priest, and by a son-in-law, Ronald Weaver. Dorothy’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. John Bartnik and his staff, as well as the Cartwright Hospice Residence, for the loving care they provided. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate with entombment in Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass. Family and friends will pray the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Lake Leelanau or St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland.