MaryFrances (Wood) Skaggs

Born: Mon., Mar. 18, 1940
Died: Wed., Feb. 10, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 16, 2021
Location: Shawneetown Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 17, 2021
Location: Shawneetown Location

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Mary Frances (Wood) Skaggs, 80, of Shawneetown, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, after battling cancer and other health problems.  She was born in Junction on March 18, 1940, to the late Kelley and Melba (Graham) Wood.  She retired from the Gallatin County Highway Department after forty-three years of service. Mary Frances was Shawneetown city clerk for twenty-six years.  She is survived by her daughter, Tracie L Milligan (Lisa) of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; son, Troy W Milligan of Harrisburg; brother, David T. (Phyllis) Wood of Shawneetown; sister-in-law, Marla Wood of Carmi; brother-in-law, George B Wilson of Rineyville, Kentucky.  She leaves behind four grandchildren,  Heather Rae (Milligan) Lane of Crossville, Joseph (Heather D) Milligan of Ellery, Taylor (Ashton) Milligan of Graham, North Carolina, and Kinley Milligan of Grayville; five great grandchildren; Keath Bateman, Payton Howard, Ava Milligan, Jaxson Milligan, and Dawson Milligan.  She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Tyrone K (Jessica) Wood of New Harmony, Indiana, David Seth (Jennifer) Wood of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Lacie J (JJ) McDonald of Shawneetown, Shay R.C. Wood of Newburgh, Indiana, Brenton Wilson of Rineyville, Kentucky, Mary Beth (Robert) Hogan of Monroe, Missouri, and George V. (Heather) Wood of Carmi.  Mary Frances loved being around all the kids.  She was full of life and enjoyed every day and if it was a bad one, she found a way to make made it good. She loved most of all to aggravate her great nieces and nephews Lillie, Lola, and Leena McDonald, and Savannah, Hudson and Bennett Wood. Rowan Wood joined the family December 2019 to young for Mary Frances to aggravate. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Kelley and Melba (Graham) Wood, three brothers Kelley E Wood Jr. (infant), George R Wood and J. William E. “Bill” Wood, a sister Prudence Ann (Wood) Wilson, and a son, Harl Leon Milligan.  Visitation for Mary Frances will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown.   Funeral service will be on Wednesday, February 17th at 11 a.m.  at the funeral home with her brother David to officiate the service.  Burial will be at Kanady Cemetery near Junction.  Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing are required.


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Rhonda Daniel
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love - Tommy, Rhonda and Holli

Judy Scates
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Please accept my condolence to all the family of Mary Frances. I am so sorry for your loss. We were classmates. She will be missed.

Melanie Johnson
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss, I pray for peace in your heart. I will lift you up in prayer for you to be strong over the next few hard days!

nancy lynn (mitchell) vessell
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Mike and I will miss Mary Frances. She had a good personality, full of fun and laughter. Dependable and thoughtful. A classmate to me at Shawneetown High, and a friend all these years. Our sympathy is sent to her family.

Ginger and Bob Williams
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Mary Frances Was the nicest Person you could ever meet. Always a smile for you. Didn't matter how she felt. You were number one when you spoke with her. I remember when first coming down south and my husband introduced us. I loved her from then on. Good friend always. When she had something to say she would let you know nothing fake about her. Rest in peace Mary Frances you will be missed. Love always. Ginger and Bob

Linda O'Neill
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family.

Janice and Gary Hall
   Posted Mon February 15, 2021
David, Tracie and Troy and the rest of your family,
I want to tell you how very sorry I was to hear of your loss. It was a shock and I can't imagine how it will be to not see that smiling face again or see her zip through town in her car. She was an amazing woman as you know. I think she would have given the shirt off her back to someone who needed it. We will keep you guys in our prayers 🙏❤!

Cherry wolfe
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
Mary Frances, you will be truly missed! So very blessed to have been your friend and hairstylist! I hope to take a page out of your book and live life to the fullest! Prayers that your next adventure is as amazing as you are!

Mary Jo Oldham Morgan
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
My husband, Larry, and I pray for the peace and comfort of her family and friends at this sad time. Mary Frances and I were high school classmates and we have worked together on many class reunions since graduating in 1959. We will miss her and pray that she rests in peace.

   Posted Tue February 16, 2021

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