Kenneth E. Skinner

May 9, 2020

Kenneth E. Skinner, 67 of Frankfort, died May 9, 2020 at his home.  He was born June 10, 1952 in Frankfort to Glenn & Mabel (Sturgis) Skinner.  He married Cathy Hedge on May 27, 1972 and she preceded him in death on November 7, 2014.  He married Connie (Adams) Cooper on April 23, 2016 and she survives.

Kenneth was a 1970 graduate of Frankfort High School and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He worked for General Battery/Exide for 25 years, as a laborer and foreman and then since 1995 has been a shipping clerk for Donaldson’s.  Kenneth was a member and Elder at the Community Christian Church.  He was also a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association.  He was umpire for girls softball and volleyball, was active with Coach Kids, where he was a board of director and a mentor.


Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed on Thursday, May 14,  2020 at  2 p.m., please click the link below to participate.

Visitation and Services

Restricted visitation is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Community Christian Church, 1944 S. Jackson St., Frankfort. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Tim Grasham will officiate. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, 3634 W. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, OH 44333, Coach Kids, 554 W. Walnut St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or Indiana Greyhound Pets of America, P.O. Box 42304, Indianapolis, IN 46242. Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be lived streamed at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020. To participate, please follow the link on our website.

Survived by:

Wife: Connie Skinner of Frankfort, Daughter: Candie Jo (James) Roberts of Frankfort, Son: Kip (Kelly) Skinner of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Linda (John) Garvey of Silver Spring, MD, Janet (Durell) Wildman of Cincinnati, OH, and 5 Grandchildren: Dakota ‘Cody’, Alexis, Courtney, Chloe, Zachary.


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98 Condolences for “Kenneth E. Skinner”

  1. Ruby Crick May 10, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Sending my love and prayers to Connie and family.

  2. Sandee Pickard May 10, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    So sorry to hear this. I went to school with Kenny. He was a very nice guy. I’m sure he will be missed.

  3. Barbara & Jim Impson May 10, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Our hugs to your family. Prayers for strength and peace. The Impson’s

  4. Alicia Bray May 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Again, my prayers are with you and your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Susan and Skip Davis May 10, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Connie, Candie, Kip, and all the kids, We are so sorry for your loss. We really loved Ken and he will surely be missed. He was a man of God and is not suffering any longer. We will be in Marion on Thursday burying Skips mom, but know that you all are in our prayers.

  6. Larry Sellers May 10, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I worked with Ken at the Battery factory and he was a good guy. Sorry about your loss, condolences to the family.

  7. Rob Davison May 10, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Kenny I was happy to be a part of your family and thank you for letting me be part of yours.

  8. Charlie & Brenda Dunham May 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    We loved Ken he was a very special guy and he will be missed. Our prayers are now with Connie and the kids and families. Rest In Peace Ken.

  9. Marcus & Joyce Jacobs May 10, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Connie, Kip, Cande & families
    So sorry to hear of Kens passing, he was a special man. We both enjoyed the Coach kids activities with Ken & Connie
    Keeping you all in our prayers

  10. Ken Gephart May 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Worked with him, years ago at Exide. Kenny worked with my Dad there, years earlier

  11. Stacey Nall Richardson May 11, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Ken was married to my 1st cousin Cathy. I haven’t seen him in years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Love to his family and friends. Praying for peace and comfort.

  12. Don and Deb Foust May 11, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

  13. Linda Gibson Benge May 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Connie and all the family, Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are praying for you all during this time. We remain confident that Our Dear Lord Jesus has sent His Comforter to you and will remain with you bringing you peace, assurance and love.

  14. Carrie Hackerd May 11, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Please accept our condolences, just know that we are here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. Just remember we understand.

    Donnie and Carrie Hackerd

  15. Dawn Green May 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Sending sympathy, prayers for peace and love to the family.

  16. Ken & Virgie Smith May 11, 2020 at 11:42 am

    So sorry for your loss, we had so much fun with him & Cathy in the motorcycle club. Hugs to the family.

  17. Glenda Boggess May 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Ken was very special to Steve and our family. I’ve known Ken since our dads worked together at the schools.

  18. Gena Carson May 11, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Prayers of comfort to you all.

  19. Linda Garvey May 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I will always miss you little brother! Till we meet again someday! Love and miss both you and Cathy! Love always, Linda

  20. Durell & Janet Wildman May 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Praying for peace and comfort during this time.

  21. Angelica May 11, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Thinking of you my sweet friends! Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  22. Fran Lanum May 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss! Ken was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

  23. Jerry Graves May 11, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss. So young, I went to school with Kenny and Linda.

  24. Selena May 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  25. Terri Colangelo May 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Linda I am so sorry for your loss of Ken. He is if a better place. With the rest of our special angels. Hopefully he can keep our parents in line! Love you!!

  26. Deborah J Michael May 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Hugs and love to all of you, from the Hills of Kentucky. We are so sorry for your heart ache. We will be praying for all of you. Phil and Debi Michael

  27. Anita Fouse May 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    May his memory be eternal in the Kingdom of Heaven.

  28. Wainscott Family May 11, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    We are praying for your family.

  29. Lois latshaw May 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We will all be together again some day. Ken was a nice man. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Lois

  30. John Garvey May 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    All my love to Connie and family for your loss.

  31. Patricia Tummer May 11, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. Tom & Angie Crowe May 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Connie ~
    Tom and I are so sorry for your loss! Sending thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.
    God Bless,
    Tom and Angie Crowe

  33. Roy and Mary Barron May 11, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Connie, we are so sorry for your loss! May God bless you with reassurance of peace and rest in knowing he is with our Lord Jesus in Heaven!

  34. LaDonna Hampton May 11, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Sending all our love from Florida. I am so sorry for your loss. May Ken find peace and love from all of those gone before us.

  35. Adriane May 11, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    There are never proper words to express how very sorry we are for your loss. I haven’t known Ken and Connie for long, but I immediately felt privileged to call them friends. Ken will be forever in our hearts.

  36. Joy May 11, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Ken is now playing with all the greyhounds at the bridge.

  37. Betty & Curt Weaver May 11, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    We are so sorry for passing of Ken. He was a great person.

  38. Susan Mills May 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    We haven’t met, but I want to express my gratitude for your love of and support for retired racing greyhounds. You have been a marvelous supporter. Thanking God for the love you shared.

  39. Patti May 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    The greyhound family reaches far and wide. Condolences.

  40. Victoria Blair May 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Connie…So deeply sorry for the loss of your husband. May he rest ever so gently in the arms of the angels. Holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Much

  41. Eboni S. Taylor May 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    So sorry to hear this about Ken. He will be missed. Hugs, love and prayers for Connie and the family.

  42. Amanda May 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Rodger, Daniel and myself send hugs and love. Our prayers are with you. My parents as well, want me to send prayers and hugs. This will only be a short time apart for soon we shall all be together once more. We love you
    Rodger, Amanda, and Daniel Zink

  43. Keith and Georgia May 11, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Kenneth, THANK YOU for being a loving member of the Greyhound cult. Many Greyhounds will be there to greet you when you enter heaven!

  44. Tania Roberts May 11, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Tania Roberts, Talya, Cam & Missy (GPA)

  45. Terry Flood May 11, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. I have known Kenny ever since grade school. May he rest in peace and I hope he’s waltzing with Cathy in Heaven.

  46. Mary Jordan May 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  47. Rhonda Smith May 11, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Linda, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.
    LOVE, Rhonda Smith

  48. Dajon May 11, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    We are covering Mrs. Linda Garvey and her entire family in prayer in the passing of her brother Kennneth. Peace, Blessings and Love

    ~The Anthony’s
    Ellicott City, MD

  49. Nola Stone May 11, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  50. Dianna Rothenberger May 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Connie, I’m so sad for your loss. News of Kenny’s death was a shock and heartbreaking. Kenny was such a NICE man and a delight to be around. I really enjoyed getting to know him through pickle-ball. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  51. Vicki Wolf May 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    To the family, I send my love and prayers to all of you at this time of sorrow. I know you will all miss Kenny and have precious memories to hold on to. I graduated with both Kenny and Linda at Frankfort, and remember both of them as wonderful people. We as believers know that we all will be united with our loved ones and look forward to seeing them again. I pray you are all comforted by this and stay close to God through all of your life. This is what gets me though every sad loss in my life. God Bless you all,

    Vicki Wolf

  52. Jeff Chynoweth May 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    The staff of Phillips Saw & Tool sends our condolences to Kip and his family (and extended family) during this difficult time. We pray for peace and comfort from our Lord to the Skinner Family.

  53. Tracey Grubb May 12, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  54. Mary Kaye Weaver May 12, 2020 at 3:41 am

    So sorry Kenny and I went to school together. Sending condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones. May Kenny RIP!

  55. Susie Hodge May 12, 2020 at 7:51 am

    I have worked with Ken since 1996. He was a joy to work with, he will be missed by all that had the pleasure of working with him. Will be thinking about you Connie.

  56. Jerry Winkler May 12, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I really do know how much you loved Ken. I could see it in every word you ever wrote and spoke. God has a plan for all of us and we know Ken is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God is good all the time! Praying for comfort and peace in your heart during this difficult time. Love you!

  57. Heather Prince May 12, 2020 at 9:10 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love, many hugs and prayers to your family!

  58. Patricia Tummer May 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Linda. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  59. Lindsey Shaw May 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Kenneth is with the Lord and doing great things in Heaven. Peace be with the family during this time. God bless.

  60. Andy Albitz May 12, 2020 at 10:21 am

    I am sorry to hear about Ken. He was always a pleasure to be around and I have enjoyed the years that I worked with him at Donaldson Company.

  61. Scott Lushin May 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Ken was a great guy! He will be missed.

  62. Judy Smith May 12, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Ken will be missed by many. He was a great guy and example for all of us.

  63. Ashley Mund May 12, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss of this amazing man. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

  64. Linda Wheeler May 12, 2020 at 11:29 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  65. LaDonna Yandell May 12, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love to you all. Rejoicing for Mom and Dad being together again.

  66. Kim Martin May 12, 2020 at 11:39 am

    So sorry for your loss Candie! We will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time!

  67. Shyanna Sallee May 12, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Sending hugs and prayers.

    The Sallees

  68. Johanna May 12, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Candie, Kip and families,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences. I cherish every memory with you all. Praying and keeping you all in our thoughts.

  69. Mike & Keely Doud May 12, 2020 at 11:49 am

    So sorry for your loss! He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  70. Erica Stinson May 12, 2020 at 11:57 am

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family.

  71. Cathy Boyer-Flannery May 12, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Sincere Sympathies to Linda and the Skinner family.

  72. The Tillman Family May 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss!! Praying for you during this very hard time.

  73. Charla Randolph May 12, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  74. Janice Bretelson May 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you and your family.

  75. Judi B May 12, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Love and prayers. Ken is forever in our hearts.

  76. Ron Shepherd May 12, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Ken was a former student of mine at Frankfort High School. If memory serves me right, I also had his wife and two children. Ken was a quiet young man but never missed a class meeting and always submitted his work on time. To his family and friends, my deepest condolences and prayers for all as you move forward. Ron Shepherd

  77. James Smith May 12, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ken was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. We would always tease each other about him being a Purdue fan and me being a Notre Dame fan. I will always remember those days! You will be greatly missed, but I know you are in great hands now walking those beautiful streets of gold and I will see you again one day. God bless!

  78. Patty Meeks May 12, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers to the family!!

  79. Cathy Abston May 12, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Kenny for many years at Donaldson. I was also his team leader in shipping for along time. He was a good person. I retired in Feb 2018 after 33yrs. The last time I saw Kenny was early last year at Hoops eating breakfast with his wife. He looked very happy. That’s is how I will remember him. He will be missed and will always be part of Donaldson family. Over the years he always spoke of the family he loved. God bless

  80. Bob smith May 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ken at Exide. Bob and Deb smith

  81. Robin Warren May 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Connie and family,. So very sorry to hear about Ken. He was a sweet man. You guys were such a cute little couple. Loved how you both helped with the kids at church. My grandkids love you both. He will be missed. We will be together again one day. Keep all your wonderful memories in mind. If you need anything please let me know. Love you.

  82. Lois. Latshaw May 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    To be absent from the body. TO be present with THE LORD. SEND PRAYERS FOR COMFORT AND PEACE

  83. Stacy Keiser May 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss, praying for Connie and family.

  84. Leanna Ralbusky May 12, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Candie and Kip,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. Your parents were so good to all of us through the years.

  85. Jerry Stowers May 13, 2020 at 4:29 am

    So sorry to hear of this, Ken was a very good and kind man whom will truly be missed by all that knew him!

  86. Tammy May 13, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Linda, So Sorry for your loss!

  87. Misty Hamilton May 13, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Kenny. What a special, beautiful person Kenny was. I am always here for you.

    Misty Hamilton
    PhysioCare Hospice

  88. chapman May 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Sending our prayers for you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

  89. Janie Davis May 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Ken. May your memories shine in your hearts and minds forever more.
    Blessings to you all during this season of life.
    Jack and Janie Davis

  90. Ja’Net Hines May 13, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please stay strong. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  91. Teresa Crone May 13, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Connie – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  92. Maci Mathews May 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Candie, Chloe, and family, we are sorry for your loss. We are praying for your strength and comfort during this difficult time. We are here for you all if you need anything.

    Maci Mathews & Kia Rushton

  93. Rick Brown May 14, 2020 at 10:53 am

    So very sorry about your loss, sending good vibes and thoughts your way.

  94. Gary Loveless May 14, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    A wonderful service. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and Ken’s family. RIP Ken God Bless
    Gary Loveless

  95. Deborah E King May 14, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Skinner family I pray for comfort and peace upon you. I was honored to know Ken as a classmate first. Then a husband then father and grandfather. He excelled in all aspects of his life. What a lovely service today.
    You honored him as he deserved.
    Deb King

  96. Kim Eberts May 14, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss, he was a special person and I am so glad I got to know him. My prayers are with you and your family.

  97. Claude Burtron May 23, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    I am very sorry I didn’t know about this sooner I just read about this today (5-23-2020). I’m a little in shock learning about this because I just lost my wife on 3-24-2020! Again I apologize for not knowing about this sooner to actually happening.
    Sincerely yours
    Claude Burtron

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