Connie M. Skinner

Mr. Connie Monroe Skinner passed away at age 88 on June 26, 2018, in Lawrence, Kansas.  Connie was born on April 13, 1930, in Pawnee County, Oklahoma to the late Lydia and Maynard Skinner.  Connie attended High school in Yale, Oklahoma.  From 1947 to 1950, Connie served in the United States Air Force.  After his service he worked in the aircraft industry in Vietnam and Wichita, Kansas before moving to Lawrence and the automotive industry.  He ultimately retired as a manager with Laird Noller Automotive.  Connie had a great passion for car racing, and golf, especially in his retirement.

Connie was the loving husband of 47 years to Velma Rose (Pine).  He was preceded in death by his daughter Connie Suzette, brother Charles, and sister June. Connie is survived by his wife Velma; stepsons Charles, Larry and Lonnie (Ross) Dillon; sisters, Mary and Carol; and brother Sam; as well as six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses/Hospice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.  

Friends and family members may attend the visitation on Monday, July 2nd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Rumsey -Yost Funeral Home. The funeral service, officiated by Chaplain Paul Reed, follows at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

 

Messages & Condolences

From Linda Kiernan...

Velma and family, I am sorry to hear about Connie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings of peace to you.

From Susan Harrison, CSL...

Velma, I am so very sorry to hear Connie has passed away. He was such a good man, I will really miss him. Wishing you peace and comfort during this sad time.

From Lucas Broers...

Sorry to hear about this Velma. I worked with Connie at Laird Noller Ford in Lawrence from 1993 till he retired. He taught me a lot about Ford parts. Things I still use to this day. From how to look up parts, to dealing with customers. Connie was always such a pleasure to work with. I dont think he ever had a bad day. He was always so happy. He enjoyed working. There are just so many great and wonderful things I could say about Connie. We always called him “the old man” . But really he was probably younger at heart than any of his co workers. Miss you bud. Take care Velma and may Connie rest in peace.

From Brenda Warren & Tonee Zimmerman and family...

Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace.

From Marvin and Kathy Pine...

Sorry for your loss Aunt Velma and family. He was a wonderful man!

From Debbie Shafer...

Sorry for your loss he was a long time friend of Charles and Janet mills

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