Ralford Skiles

Ralford SkilesRalford Robert Skiles, 96, of Rushville died at midnight March 17, 2009, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.

He was born Sunday, June 9, 1912, in Ray, a son of Ralph and Nellie McNeeley Skiles. He married Pauline L. Prather on Feb. 8, 1937, in East Moline. She died March 15, 2005.

He also was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Skiles; five sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Robin (and Ralph) Hake of Henderson, Nev.; one son, Randy (and Leah) Skiles of Industry; one sister, Audrey Poulos of Ventura, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He owned and operated Skiles Sawmill before retiring in 1976.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with David Haney officiating. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/18/2009