Nancy Van Skike 1946-2019

Nancy Linda Van Skike, 72, of Wills Point went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan, 6, 2019 in Greenville. Funeral services celebrating her life were held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Pastor Randy Larpenpeur officiating. Interment was immediately following at Hart Cemetery in Cash.

Serving as Pallbearers were Blake Bigelow, Trent Chaffin, Eric Chaffin and Glenn March.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1946 in Glade Springs, Va. She is the daughter of the late Thomas Grady and Maggie Emaline Trent. She was raised and educated in Glade Springs, Va. and Baltimore, Md. where she graduated from Polytechnic High School. She was swept off her feet by Leland “Van” John Van Skike and he moved her to Texas after they were married. He enjoyed spoiling her, traveling in their trailer, having friendly get-togethers and cookouts until his passing after 43 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas Grady Trent Jr., and Jack Trent; and sisters, Mary Arlene Barney and Ruth Davis. She worked as a sales clerk at Save Mart and Margie’s for many years. Her favorite spot was her barstool in the kitchen where she considered herself a ‘foody’ while indulging in her beer and ice cream! She liked living on Lake Tawakoni for the past 42 years and was an avid animal lover. In recent years she had discovered the world Facebook and always loved spending time with her family.

She is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Debbie Baldwin of Anna; grandchildren, Amanda Beth Bigelow and Charles Blake Bigelow of Anna, Trenton Earl Chaffin and Cassie Buchanon of Tyler, Eric Wayne Chaffin and Tiffany Baugh of Austin; great-grandchildren, Pierce Bennet Chaffin, Nika Baugh, Reason Chaffin, Korbin Vohn Steele, Jericho Cash Bigelow, Trinity Claire Bigelow, Juno Eve Bigelow and Charles Jace Bigelow; and numerous nieces and nephews.